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Two-Striped Garter Snake

Two-striped garter snake is a species of medium-sized snake found in western North America. The species is aquatic and diurnal. 

    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Class Reptilia
    Order Squamata
    Suborder Serpentes
    Family Colubridae
    Genus Thamnophis
    Scientific Name Thamnophis hammondii

    Length 18-30 in
    Color Olive, brown or brownish-gray upper surface with dull yellow, orange, or salmon underside; rows of small dark spots appear along the flanks and some have a yellow stripe on each side; black patches appear behind the head on the neck
    Distribution United States (California), Mexico(Baja California)
    Habitat Close to permanent or semi-permanent source of water in chaparral, oak woodland, and forest
    Diet Fish and amphibians
    Hibernation Fact Undergoes hibernation
    Venom Fact Nonvenomous
    Breeding Season Late March and early April
    Mode of Reproduction Ovoviviparous (producing young ones by means of eggs hatched inside the body of the parent)
    IUCN Conservation Status Least Concern

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    Published on August 25th 2017 by under Snakes. Article was last reviewed on 14th June 2019.

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