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:
Great Basin Gopher Snake:
Western Terrestrial Garter Snake:
Common Garter Snake: