Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Checkered gartersnake

A new snake species to me! Got a knock on the door awhile ago....Katy and her two sons, Caleb and Clayton, wanted to show me a snake in a jar. AWESOME! Katy found it in their yard, and they wanted to find out what kind it was. I didn't know either, but I have books and the Internet.   :-)

This is a beautiful, young checkered gartersnake (Thamnophis marcianus). Thank you for sharing!

1 comment:

TexasDeb said...

That is a handsome snake, no question. The Hub and I each saw a (different type of) snake the other day in two separate areas of the gardens - didn't catch either or get photos but he's pretty sure his was a small rat snake and I'm pretty sure mine was some sort of garter. Snakes!

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