Thamnophis hammondii Two-striped Gartersnake
San Ysidro Canyon, Santa Barbara County, CaliforniaAugust 28, 1999
Two-striped Gartersnake (Thamnophis hammondii)
We watched this very aquatic snake go about its business for ten or fifteen minutes. It would warm up on an exposed rock (as shown), then slip into the water to poke around the rocks at the bottom of the stream, presumably looking for tasty underwater morsels, then slide back up on another exposed rock for more thermoregulation.
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