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Peninsula Ribbon Snake (Thamnophis sauritus sackenii)
Ribbon Snake (Thamnophis sauritus)
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Common Gartersnake (Thamnophis sirtalis)

General: Ribbon Snakes (Thamnophis sauritus) are long, thin snakes with a yellow stripe down the center of the back and yellow stripes on each side, resembling the closely related Garter Snakes. In Peninsula Ribbon Snakes (Thamnophis sauritus sackenii), the yellow dorsal stripe is faded, more tan than yellow, and there is a white spot ahead of the eye.

Taxonomy: Colubrid (Non-venomous) Snakes Family (Colubridae).

Diet: Frogs, tadpoles, fish, bugs, small mice.

Habitat: Wide habitat preference from humid forests to dry prairies.

Range: Widely distributed across eastern North America. These photos were taken at Shark Valley, Everglades National Park, Florida.

Peninsula Ribbon Snake (Thamnophis sauritus sackenii)
Poor focus, but note white spot ahead of the eye
Common Gartersnake (Thamnophis sirtalis)
Common Gartersnake (Thamnophis sirtalis) more to come ...

Note: All distances, elevations, and other facts are approximate.
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