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Latest San Francisco garter snake Stories

2008-03-31 21:00:00

Critters that leap, slither and crawl throughout the world are on the brink of extinction, but efforts to keep them from croaking are under way. It is estimated by conservation and environmental groups that up to one-third of the world's amphibian population is nearing extinction. With hopes of combating this demise, they have named 2008 the Year of the Frog. The Association of Zoos and Aquariums and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service are raising awareness and providing conservation...


Latest San Francisco garter snake Reference Libraries

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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...

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2005-06-22 15:07:44

The Common Garter Snake (Thamnophis sirtalis) is common to North America. T.s. parietalis has also been introduced to northern Holland in Sweden, where it thrives. The habitat of these snakes can range from forests, fields and prairies to streams, wetlands, meadows, marshes and ponds, but they're more often found near water being semi-aquatic animals. Habitats range from sea level to mountain locations. Their diet consists of amphibians, insects, fish, small birds, and rodents. Predators to...

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