Coast Garter Snake

Thamnophis elegans terrestris
Fox 1951
Marin Co., California. May 2, 2014.

Finding this snake was an exciting moment, as it was the first Thamnophis that I observed in California. I saw a number of terrestris on my visit to the Bay Area, some of them drop-dead gorgeous, but this gnarly survivor was the first.

This species is featured in my Notes From The Field blog post ‘Thamnopalooza‘.

My Flickr album for this species is here..

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