Login | Create an Account

Users: 5652     Records: 319438

Giant Gartersnake (Thamnophis gigas)

Created: October 11th, 2018 - 02:09 PM
Last Modified: October 11th, 2018 - 02:09 PM
Entered by: Brett Johnson
Record 310866
Country:
United States
State:
California
County:
El Dorado County
Time:
2018-10-05 09:40:00
Qty:
1
Age:
--
Sex:
--
Method:
Habitat:
-----
Body Temperature:
-----
Air Temperature:
-----
Ground Temperature:
-----
Humidity:
-----
Sky Conditions:
-----
Moon Phase:
-----
Elevation:
-----
Barometric Pressure:
-----

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. I will have to continue to look in this area for more evidence of species presence.

Vouchers

Comments

Posted by Bart Wilkus on Mar 30, 2021 at 05:46 PM

Yeah, I would say that's a nice big elegans...

Posted by Brett Johnson on Oct 11, 2018 at 02:11 PM

This identification could be incorrect as I was not able to examine the organism in depth or use a garter snake key to identify it because I was at work.