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Two-striped Gartersnake


Two-striped Gartersnake

Thamnophis hammondii


Fun Facts:


  • The Gartersnake at our interpretative center is still small (they can grow up to 40 inches long), but is very tough and has a lot of attitude!
  • They are mainly aquatic and eat primarily small fish.
  • They are diurnal (active during the day), but can also be active during the night during warmer weather.
  • They are known to expel a combination of unpleasant musk and urine when handled as their defense.
  • Their coloration is a combination of drab olive, brown and dark gray with a yellowish lateral stripe on each side.



($25 BUYS: small mice, shelter, tank cleaning, heat lamps, a new tank)


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Photography by:

Sanford Adleman, Peter J. Bryant, Molly Burdick-Whipp, Richard Fitzer, Ross Griswold, Peter Knapp, Paul Marto, Michelle Moberly, Lou Ann Murray, Austin Parker, Bob Seabourne, Steve Smith, Vince Thomas.

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F: (714) 846-4065
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Interpretive Center (Parking Available)
3842 Warner Avenue
Huntington Beach, CA 92649
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