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Garter Snake Labials

I am not a big reptile person and usually ignore them. However a couple days ago Leonard and I were walking in Ash Creek Wildlife Area near Lookout CA (Modoc County) when we came upon this western terrestrial garter snake … Continue reading

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Garter Snake Defense

A few warmer days have brought snakes out of their winter dormancy. Reptiles are ectotherms, or cold blooded – active during the warm months but going into a state of physiological dormancy, called brumation, during the winter. Brumation is not … Continue reading

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