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2007-06-25 07:24:02

The Northern Ribbon Snake, Thamnophis sauritus septentrionalis, is a species of garter snake and occurs in the United States and Canada. It can be found in southern Maine, Michigan, New York, northern Ohio and Indiana, in the United States and southern Ontario in Canada. Ribbon Snakes inhabit marshes or live near the edges of lakes, ponds, and streams. It is a slender black or brown snake with three bright yellow or white stripes on its back. The head is black, with the scales alongside...

2007-02-18 23:14:12

The San Francisco Garter Snake, Thamnophis sirtalis tetrataenia, is a species of colubrid snake resident only in San Mateo County and extreme northern Santa Cruz County in the state of California. There are only 1,000 to 2,000 estimated numbers of this subspecies of the common garter snake. They prefer wet, marshy areas and are very elusive to see or capture. This particular garter snake presents a burnt orange head, greenish-yellow dorsal stripe edged with black, bordered by a red stripe...

2007-02-18 16:03:13

The Texas Garter Snake, Thamnophis sirtalis annectens, is a subspecies of the common garter snake. It is found largely in eastern and central Texas, with a small population in Kansas. They are earthly and generally found in dry, lightly wooded areas. The Texas Garter Snake is commonly mistaken for other garter snake species. They have a greenish-black body with a distinctive bright orange or red stripe down the center and yellowish stripes on either side. They are generally not aggressive,...

2007-02-18 16:01:45

The Red-stripe Ribbon Snake, Thamnophis proximus rubrilineatus, is a species of garter snake found in the United States, in central Texas. It is semi-aquatic, spending most of its time on the edge of swamps, ponds, lakes, or slow moving streams. Their diet consists primarily of amphibians, such as the northern cricket frog, but they will also consume lizards and small rodents. They get their common name from the distinctive red stripe down the center of its back. They move fast and are...

2007-02-18 15:55:25

The Fox Snake is the common name given to two species of non-venomous snake: the Eastern Fox Snake, Pantherophis gloydi, and the Western Fox Snake, Pantherophis vulpina. Both species are native to North America. The eastern fox snake is found in the states of Ohio and eastern Michigan and the Canadian province of Ontario. The western fox snake is found in western Michigan, Wisconsin, Illinois, and Iowa. The eastern variety prefers the flat, marshy areas of Lake Huron and Lake Erie. The...

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