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San Francisco Garter Snake

About the San Francisco Garter Snake

This slender multi-coloured snake has keeled dorsal blue-green scales, bordered by stripes of black, red and blue-green. Its eyes are large compared to other species of garter snakes, giving the snake good eyesight to be primarily active during the day.

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In spring time, this species comes together in very large numbers to breed. ‘Breeding balls’ of snakes can be observed containing 20 snakes or more at a time