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Western Terrestrial Gartersnake - Thamnophis elegans

(Baird and Girard, 1853)






Range Map

Red = range of T. e. elegans
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These snakes below are all the "Willamette Valley" morph. Since the Willamette drainage is an intergrade zone between the Wandering Gartersnake, Thamnophis elegans vagrans, and the Mountain Gartersnake, T. e. elegans, so these are best categorized by the species only.
Mountain Gartersnake Mountain Gartersnake Mountain Gartersnake
Adult, Linn County Oregon
Mountain Gartersnake Mountain Gartersnake Mountain Gartersnake
Adult, Linn County Oregon
Juvenile, Linn County Oregon
  Mountain Gartersnake  
  Juvenile, Linn County Oregon
 
     
Habitat
  Mountain Gartersnake habitat  
  Habitat, Linn County Oregon  
     
Short Videos of Mounatin Gartersnakes
Mountain Gartersnake Mountain Gartersnake Mountain Gartersnakes
A Mountain Gartersnake crawls around a pond in Placer County. A small Mountain Gartersnake next to a high mountain pond in Alpine County. A Mountain Gartersnake at a creek in the Plumas County mountains.




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