Garter snake eating crabs?

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kwheelz
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Garter snake eating crabs?

Post by kwheelz » March 28th, 2014, 3:45 pm

Has anyone here ever seen a garter snake on the coast eating a crab? I just saw a Coastal garter snake entry from CA that makes me think that is a possibility. Sorry, I have not scoured the literature.

FrogO_Oeyes
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Re: Garter snake eating crabs?

Post by FrogO_Oeyes » May 3rd, 2014, 7:08 am

Wandering garters are known to eat crayfish inland, so I would not be surprised.

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M Wolverton
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Re: Garter snake eating crabs?

Post by M Wolverton » May 3rd, 2014, 10:53 am

In WA it is common to see ordinoides and pickeringii (also alligator lizards) just above the high water line at beaches along Puget Sound. I have yet to see one out in the intertidal zone.

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