sharon holding a garter snake


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Sharon is holding a harmless Garter snake found near the river.­

Most likely a subspecies of Thamnophis elegans.

For more information about this species, read en.­wikipedia.­org/­wiki/­Garter_­snake

Photo taken during a 3-day trek on the Pine Ridge trail to the Sykes Hot Springs in the Vantana Wilderness, near Big Sur (California)

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Pine Ridge Trail
Unnamed Road, Los Padres National Forest, Big Sur, CA 93920, USA