Herpetofauna: One Life's List

Thamnophis sirtalis parietalis
Redsided Garter Snake

Webaunsee Co., Kansas. May 17th, 2004

This subspecies was on my list of must-sees on my first field trip to Kansas.  I got to see plenty, mostly large females and all of those opaque in preparation for shedding their skin.  They are a gorgeous garter snake - I hope for another opportunity to photograph this serpent in the field.








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