The 6 snake species of Kamloops, BC

Soon after moving here four years ago I heard of local snake guru Frank Ritcey.  I had actually found his youtube channel before moving.   I’ve had the privilege of accompanying him on several night walks with tremendous success in the snake department.  Kamloops has 6 species and I’ve now been able to see them all.  I’d still be searching for 3 of them (the most difficult 3) if it wasn’t for Frank.  My photos of each specie and Frank’s excellent youtube clip below.

Northern Pacific Rattlesnake hjk (2)
Northern Pacific Rattlesnake


Rubber Boa hje (4)
Rubber Boa
Rubber Boa hje (8)
Rubber Boa
Yellow-bellied Racer kh3
Yellow-bellied Racer
Gopher Snake
Gopher Snake

saWestern Terrestrial Garter Snake


Common Garter Snake c
Common Garter Snake
Common Garter Snake.  Photo comes from Wells Gray Provincial Park, not Kamloops.

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