Re: NANFA-- Fwd: nanfa V1 #1969

R. W. Wolff (
Tue, 2 Mar 2004 01:24:04 -0600

That looks like a western ribbon snake. Technically a type of garter snake,
but distinctive because of the stark contrast in the stripes, and the thin
body in comparison to the head. I caught one on the marsh in October here
in Wisconsin. We are essentially on the far ends of its range. The western
ribbon ranges from eastern TX to southwestern WI up the east coast of WI. It
also range further east, and has a wider distribution between TX and WI.
Here is the photo of the snake I caught. This is the first one I have seen
in years. Thanks to Ty for hosting this on one of his web sites. The entire
series can be viewed at
for those who did not get to see some of the stuff from Ty, Sajjad, and
myselfs trip last fall.

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