Adjusting for multiple captures, 65% were recaptures, indicating strong site fidelity: 91% were Western Gartersnakes (Thamnophis elegans); 7% were Northwestern Gartersnakes (Thamnophis ordinoides); and 2% were Common Gartersnakes (Thamnophis sirtalis
clamitans 0 Snapping turtle Chelydra serpentina 0 Garter snake Thamnophis sirtalis
0 Unknown vertebrate 0 Taxa Detected Contacting Bone Birds Song sparrow Melospiza melodia 0 American crow Corvus brachyrhynchos 1 Dark-eyed junco cf.
Population genetic analysis identifies source-sink dynamics for two sympatric garter snake species (Thamnophis elegans and Thamnophis sirtalis
Common Gartersnake (Thamnophis sirtalis
) --This species is common in the area and individual Gartesnakes were frequently encountered in the wooded sinkhole and perimeter area.
Gillingham, "Body size plasticity and local variation of relative head and body size sexual dimorphism in garter snakes (Thamnophis sirtalis
)," Journal of Zoology, vol.
Annual reproductive cycle in the male red-sided garter snake, Thamnophis sirtalis
parietalis: field and laboratory studies.
That leaves, as possibilities, the following snake species: red-bellied (Storeria occipitomaculata), DeKay's (Storeria dekayi), eastern ribbon (Thamnophis sauritus), western ribbon (77 proximus), garter (Thamnophis sirtalis
), black rat (Elaphe obsolete), rough green (Opheodrys aestivus), racer (Coluber constrictor), ringneck (Diadophis punctatus), common king (Lampropeltis getula), milk, (L.
septentrionalis, Aspidoscelis sexlineata), and two species of snakes (Thaninophis radix, Thamnophis sirtalis
; Jones et al., 1981).
Polymorphic clay models of Thamnophis sirtalis
suggest patterns of avian predation.
cinnamominus Mariana crow Corvus kubaryi Laysan duck Anas laysanensis Indiana bat Myotis sodalis island fox Urocyon littoralis kit fox Vulpes macrotis Mexican wolf Canis lupus baileyi Mississippi sandhill crane Grus canadensis pulla mountain yellow-legged frog Rana muscosa Peregrine falcon Falco peregrinus San Clemente Island Lanius ludovicianus meamsi loggerhead shrike San Francisco garter snake Thamnophis sirtalis
tetrataenia sea otter Enhydra lutris
Some effects of early experience on feeding responses in the common garter snake, Thamnophis sirtalis
. Animal Behaviour, 26, 455-462.