Category: Thamnophis sirtalis

The Eastern Garter Snake of the Blue-Green Variety, 04 January 2015

Thamnophis sirtalis sirtalis, the Eastern garter snake; Volusia county, Florida (04 January 2015). Ranging across North America from the Atlantic west to the Pacific, Thamnophis sirtalis is one durable and adaptable species. In Florida, our recognized subspecies is Thamnophis sirtalis sirtalis, the Eastern garter…

A rowdy Garter tearing it up at Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge; 31 July 2016

Thamnophis sirtalis sirtalis, the Eastern garter snake; Brevard county, Florida (31 July 2016). When it comes to punchiness and unnecessary carnage, some Garter snakes have a bit more kick than others. This individual was indeed one of the slightly-punchy garters I’ve come across in…

The Eastern Garter Snake, 09 April 2014

Thamnophis sirtalis sirtalis, the Eastern garter snake; Flagler county, Florida (09 April 2014). The Garter snake, Thamnophis sirtalis, is one of the most wide-ranging snake species on the North American continent. From the Atlantic to the Pacific, from the southern border to beyond the…

Thamnophis sirtalis sirtalis, 22 April 2015

Thamnophis sirtalis sirtalis, the Eastern garter snake; Volusia county, Florida (22 April 2015). Eastern garter snakes, Thamnophis sirtalis sirtalis, may be common, everyday snakes, but my gosh… they are just lovely where I live. This species and their close allies are remarkably adaptable across…