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San Francisco Garter Snake
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...

Common Garter Snake
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...

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barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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