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 Post subject: One Day in Seattle
PostPosted: September 29th, 2016, 7:10 am 
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Hi guys,

Looks like I'll have a Seattle trip in early to mid October. I'll only be there for the day, but will rent a car and have a look. Typically, will there be anything to find? Even a garter would be cool. Especially a blue Puget Sound Garter! I don't see garters where I live in Southern California. Anyways, any tips would be appreciated. I'm not really familiar with the habitat in the area and don't really know garter behavior. I'm assuming they bask out by areas of standing water.

I will probably video the experience, but won't show any locations. For those unfamiliar with me, you can check out my youtube channel and see what I'm about. I try and get the best video without disturbing the animals.

Lou



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 Post subject: Re: One Day in Seattle
PostPosted: October 12th, 2016, 8:38 pm 
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Well, despite being 46 degrees and cloudy when I landed, I managed to see a lot of snakes. Lifer Puget Sound Garter!



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 Post subject: Re: One Day in Seattle
PostPosted: October 14th, 2016, 7:28 am 
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Is this a Wandering Garter?

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 Post subject: Re: One Day in Seattle
PostPosted: October 26th, 2016, 5:24 am 
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Lou,

Glad you had a successful adventure in the great northwest. I know very little when it comes to garter ID's. But I don't think that is a wandering. Maybe someone with garter knowledge will chime in.

Please keep posting your videos on FB. I really enjoy watching them.

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 Post subject: Re: One Day in Seattle
PostPosted: October 27th, 2016, 7:14 am 
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Thanks Damon for taking the time to write. Yeah, I was told it was a Northwestern Garter on FB. More videos soon I hope.


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 Post subject: Re: One Day in Seattle
PostPosted: November 1st, 2016, 6:40 pm 

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I might be crazy but I'm counting 8 upper labial scales.... Wandering.


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 Post subject: Re: One Day in Seattle
PostPosted: November 23rd, 2016, 11:26 pm 
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I was wandering the same thing.... :P


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 Post subject: Re: One Day in Seattle
PostPosted: December 9th, 2016, 6:56 pm 
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Its Lou! Man I wish I had just looked at the forum and seen you coming to town. I had nothing to do and would have love to have herped for garters with ya. I still need more garter snake footage for a video I'm working on for 2017.

If folks aren't familiar with LouB747's videos -- give him a look on youtube. Lou goes to some interesting places.


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 Post subject: Re: One Day in Seattle
PostPosted: December 11th, 2016, 11:25 am 
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The second garter is a Northwestern (blunt head, big eye, and one of the dozens of usual color morphs, also 17 scale rows).

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