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Common Name:Snake, Red-spotted Garter
Scientific Name:Thamnophis sirtalis
Area:Ankeny National Wildlife Refuge, Oregon
Date:March 18, 2004

This photo was taken by Larry Seeley on the boardwalk near Wood Duck Pond at Ankeny National Wildlife Refuge. Garter snakes are usually found near water as they are primarily aquatic.

Reference:Plants and Animals of the Pacific Northwest by Kozloff