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sharon holding a garter snake

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

Looks like a Mountain gartersnake (Thamnophis elegans elegans), a subspecies of Western Terrestrial Garter Snake (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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colubrid
mountain garter snake
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sharon
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thamnophis elegans elegans
tongue
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May 17, 2012
Unnamed Road, Los Padres National Forest, Big Sur, CA 93920, USA
Pine Ridge Trail 34 photos

Photos of a 3 day, 20 Mile (32 Km) trek on the Pine Ridge Trail to the Sykes Hot Springs, in the Vantana Wilderness near Big Sur (California).­

I did this trek with my friend Sharon.­