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Giant Gartersnake (Thamnophis gigas)

Created: November 1st, 2019 - 09:46 AM
Last Modified: November 1st, 2019 - 09:46 AM
Entered by: Jonathan Hakim
Record 327453
Country:
United States
State:
California
County:
Sacramento County
Time:
2018-05-31 09:45:00
Qty:
1
Age:
Adult
Sex:
--
Method:
Visual encounter
Habitat:
canal in mosaic of agriculture and fallow land
Body Temperature:
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Air Temperature:
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Ground Temperature:
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Humidity:
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Sky Conditions:
Clear
Moon Phase:
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Elevation:
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Notes

Originally spotted diving into the canal at 9:45am, we waited for more than half an hour in another location and then were able to observe it back up on shore.

One live, one roadkill, and one killed by net, all found within seconds of getting out of the car. More details here:

https://bangkokherps.wordpress.com/2019/09/10/california-waters-what-can-be-restored/

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