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Butler's Garter Snake
(Thamnophis butleri)
Butler's Garter Snake
Butlerís Garter Snake is a slender snake with three yellow or orange stripes along the length of the body. The background color is brown, black or olive. There are sometimes two rows of dark spots between the side stripes and the back stripe. The... Read more >
Blackneck Garter Snake
(Thamnophis cyrtopsis)
Blackneck Garter Snake
The Blackneck Garter Snake is dark olive brown or olive gray with a yellow or orange stripe on the back and whitish stripes on sides. The side stripe is confined to the second and third rows of scale. Some snakes have a dark checkered pattern on the... Read more >
Western Terrestrial Garter Snake
(Thamnophis elegans)
Western Terrestrial Garter Snake
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Coast Garter Snake
(Thamnophis elegans terrestris)
Coast Garter Snake
The Coast Garter Snake is a slender snake. It is variable in color and pattern, It usually has a yellow stripe along the back and white, yellow or reddish stripes along the lower part of the side. The underside is yellow to blue-gray with some... Read more >
Two-Striped Garter Snake
(Thamnophis hammondii)
Two-Striped Garter Snake
The Two-Striped Garter Snake is olive, brown or brownish-grey above. The underside is dull yellow, orange, or salmon. It has rows of small, dark spots along the sides, and a yellow stripe on each side separating the upper and lower colors. The... Read more >
Checkered Garter Snake
(Thamnophis marcianus marcianus)
Checkered Garter Snake
The Checkered Garter Snake is typically tan, brown or greenish with large black blotches in a distinctive checkered pattern down its back. There are yellowish stripes on the back and lower sides between the rows of checkers. The head is not much... Read more >
Redstripe Ribbon Snake
(Thamnophis proximus rubrilineatus)
Redstripe Ribbon Snake
The Redstripe Ribbon Snake has a distinctive red stripe down the center of the back. The red (less commonly orange) back stripe begins behind the head. There is a pale lateral stripe on each side on the body running along scale rows 3 and 4 above... Read more >
Eastern Ribbon Snake
(Thamnophis sauritus sauritus)
Eastern Ribbon Snake
The Eastern Ribbon Snake is a slender snake. It is olive-black with a tan or yellow stripe along the back. There is also a pale tan or yellowish stripe on each side along the third and fourth rows of scales above the belly. There are also some white... Read more >
Northern Ribbon Snake
(Thamnophis sauritus septentrionalis)
Northern Ribbon Snake
The Northern Ribbon Snake is a slender snake. It is black or brown with three yellow or white stripes along its back. The head is black with white scales along the mouth. The underside is white or light yellow. Read more >
Common Garter Snake
(Thamnophis sirtalis)
Common Garter Snake
The Common Garter Snake usually has a pattern of yellow stripes on a brown background. There are a number of color variations including striped, checkered and almost all black. Read more >
Texas Garter Snake
(Thamnophis sirtalis annectens)
Texas Garter Snake
The Texas Garter Snake has a greenish black back with a bright orange or red stripe down the center and yellowish stripes on either side of the body. Read more >
California Red-Sided Garter Snake
(Thamnophis sirtalis infernalis)
California Red-Sided Garter Snake
The California Red-Sided Garter Snake is dark olive to nearly black. The head is red or orange. The head is olive. It has prominent yellow stripe down the back and less prominent stripes along the sides. There are red bars alternating with the... Read more >