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SIERRA GARTER SNAKE
Thamnophis couchii

Sierra Garter Snake - Thamnophis couchii Thamnophis couchii from Placer County, Ca.    Photo by Phil Stone Sierra Garter Snake - Thamnophis couchii Thamnophis couchii from Placer County, Ca.    Photo by Phil Stone



Distribution:  This species occurs in east-central California throughout the Sierra Nevada Mountains and in extreme west-central Nevada.

Legal Status:  This species is not included on the California Department of Fish and Game's Special Animals List. It is not listed as a protected species by the State of Nevada.


Sierra Garter Snake - Thamnophis couchii Thamnophis  couchii     from     El   Dorado   County,   California
                                                                     Photo by Richard Porter

an atypical Sierra Garter Snake - Thamnophis couchii An atypical specimen of  Thamnophis couchii  from an El Dorado
County, California population                        Photo by Richard Porter
Sierra Garter Snake - Thamnophis couchii An atypical specimen of  Thamnophis couchii  from an El Dorado
County, California population                        Photo by Richard Porter




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