Sirtalis Tail Question

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MCHerper
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Sirtalis Tail Question

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Hi Folks,

There was some confusion about the specimen shown below. I initially thought that it might be a sauritus but I did some more research and it looks like it's a sirtalis (no yellow band in front of eye and presence of vertical bars on face).

My question-does the tail of this specimen look longer than that of a typical garter?

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Mike VanValen
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It's a sirtalis, and no, the tail doesn't look unusually long for a snake right out of brumation. It's a little thin.

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Mike VanValen wrote:It's a sirtalis, and no, the tail doesn't look unusually long for a snake right out of brumation. It's a little thin.
Thanks Mike!

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Be looking for a white pre-ocular scale and the lateral stripe a little higher for sauritus.

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kyle loucks wrote:Be looking for a white pre-ocular scale and the lateral stripe a little higher for sauritus.
Thanks Kyle!

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