Monday, July 31, 2006

Mountain Garter


07/31/2006 @ 10:22:54 AM MDT
This western terrestrial garter snake (Thamnophis elegans) was found at about 9000 ft. on the Rio Santa Barbara trail in the Pecos Wilderness section of the Carson National Forest, near Penasco, NM. I'm very lucky to live so close to such incredible wilderness, but unfortunately, the Pecos Wilderness offers very little in the way of herptofauna, so this little snake was an incredibly lucky find.

9 Comments:

At 3:16 PM, Blogger john ryan said...

this is awesome. keep going!

 
At 10:22 AM, Blogger nandu said...

Wonderful blog... Looking forward to more pics and write-ups...

 
At 7:37 PM, Blogger Nabeel said...

ohh nice shot .. is anti venom stuff easily available in your area?

 
At 10:25 PM, Blogger jody said...

All the local hospitals have rattlesnake anti-venin, but you wouldn't need any if you were bit by this harmless garter snake.

 
At 10:19 PM, Blogger Woon Wei Zhong said...

Nice Blog you have there.
Days of my life

 
At 1:22 AM, Blogger nerd.girlxx said...

You should check out some Australian terrain. Plenty of venomous snakes around the country. :) Probably home to the most venomous snakes in the world...if you're a mouse! They're venomous, but very passive.

 
At 2:47 PM, Blogger jody said...

You should check out some Australian terrain

My best herper friend just moved to Townsville with his wildlife biologist wife. He's going to get cozy with the herpetological dept. at Cook University. Then I'm going to show up sometime in the next year and go snake crazy down unda'.

 
At 7:35 PM, Blogger Tina said...

Thanks for having these super good pics. We just moved to Tijeras, NM and I'm all about trying to ID the snakes and lizards we've got here on our property. Your photo of this cute little guy really helped.

 
At 9:44 PM, Blogger A. said...

I'm fairly new to Tijeras. We live on the edge of a large section of pinion/cedar wilderness. Saw a snake in the road while walking the dogs. Pretty plain looking brown markings sort of like your garter snake but the head seemed to be distinctly triangular.. there were no rattles. Fairly passive snake letting us look at him from a safe distance before slowly moving off. Need a good snake ID book.

 

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