Garter(Gardner) snakes are a very adaptable group of snakes, found in backyards and multiple grass habitats around the United States. This one is an “Oregon Red-spotted Garter Snake” – Thamnophis sirtalis concinnus, It is said to be one of the most beautifully-colored of the Garter snake subspecies. This one is hunting for tree frog on a hardhack rose spirea flower bush. I took this shot of it while on a morning walk in the Fern Ridge Wildlife Areas Fish Butte Unit in Lane County, Oregon.
Taken with a Canon PowerShot SX10 IS on 8/25/09 TV – 1/500 AV – F 4.00 ISO – 80 Focal length – 5.00 mm *Viewed 900 times as of 5/01/2010
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