Thamnophis ordinoides Northwestern Gartersnake
Tillamook Head trail, Ecola State Park, Clatsop County, OregonJuly 28, 2001
Northwestern Gartersnake (Thamnophis ordinoides)
This shy snake was reluctant to leave the shadows. When it saw me futzing with my camera it would slither off in haste, but a few moments later it would be back in some mostly-concealed position. Due to the craptacular nature of the photo, I'm not completely certain which gartersnake species this is, but T. ordinoides is my best guess.
Mouth of Smith River, Del Norte County, CaliforniaNovember 24, 2008
Northwestern Gartersnake (Thamnophis ordinoides)
On a chilly late Fall afternoon, I was pleasantly surprised to find this handsome gartersnake active in the scrub just above the beach. It's a common enough species where it lives, but as I'm not where it lives very often I felt lucky to see one when the thermometer read merely 55 degrees Fahrenheit.
Clark Lake Park, Kent, King County, WashingtonJuly 5, 2015
Northwestern Gartersnake (Thamnophis ordinoides)
This li'l baby snake helps to illustrate the wide range of patterns and colors in this species.
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