Common Garter Snake (Thamnophis sirtalis)

Common Garter Snake (Thamnophis sirtalis) on the shore of Hicks Lake in Sasquatch Provincial Park, British Columbia, Canada

common garter snake at hicks lake in british columbia

Common Garter Snake (Thamnophis sirtalis)

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   Last week I spend a day exploring Sasquatch Provincial Park near Harrison Hot Springs, British Columbia, Canada. I did some hiking, and while at one of the beaches on Hicks Lake I found several Garter Snakes basking in the sand along the shore. Not my intended subjects, but as a wildlife photography opportunist, I was happy to take advantage of the chance. I used my longest lens with a 1.4x extender so I wouldn’t have to get close enough to these snakes to disturb them. The ants on the beach, however, seemed disturbed enough to crawl up my legs and all over my camera bag. Not sure how beach oriented people would fare at this location…

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