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Texas Gartersnake (Thamnophis sirtalis annectens)

Created: January 9th, 2011 - 01:57 PM
Last Modified: January 9th, 2011 - 01:57 PM
Entered by: Grant Shepard
Record 60269
Country:
United States
State:
Texas
County:
Dallas County
Time:
2009-10-01 14:00:00
Qty:
1
Age:
Adult
Sex:
--
Method:
Visual encounter
Habitat:
golf course/woodland interface
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:
Cloudy
Moon Phase:
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Elevation:
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Barometric Pressure:
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Notes

I encountered a large, adult Texas Gartersnake while searching for my ball along a creekbank. I can provide the specific hole/area if needed. It was sitting still and did not slither away as I approached. I declined to make my playing partners aware of the snake in case someone would feel compelled to kill it. I did not take a picure specifically because I wanted to make sure the snake was unharrassed and attention would not be brought to it. The weather conditionas were unique that day: it was one of those days that started out warm and calm but within a few hourse high winds, rain, and hail came through. I encountered the snake as the weather was turning for the worse.