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Giant Gartersnake (Thamnophis gigas)

Created: October 11th, 2018 - 01:59 PM
Last Modified: October 11th, 2018 - 01:59 PM
Entered by: Brett Johnson
Record 310858
Country:
United States
State:
California
County:
Sacramento County
Time:
2018-10-05 09:40:00
Qty:
1
Age:
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Sex:
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Sky Conditions:
Clear
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Notes

I was able to photograph an abnormally large garter snake while it was basking on the asphalt pathway. I believe it was a Giant Garter due to its size, its banding pattern, and the fact it was found near an EID lift station which could facilitate the semi-aquatic habitat it Prefers. It is also important to note that it rained heavily the night before which may have encouraged its emergence. I will have to continue to look in this area for more evidence of species presence.

Comments

Posted by Brian Hinds-AKA Fundad on Oct 11, 2018 at 11:21 PM

Can you upload the photo for us?