The 6 snake species of Kamloops, BC

Soon after moving here almost two years go 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 just found my last one two nights ago so am pretty exciting about that at the moment.  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.

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Rubber Boa
Northern Pacific Rattlesnake hjk (2)
Northern Pacific Rattlesnake
Yellow-bellied Racer kh3
Yellow-bellied Racer
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Gopher Snake
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Gopher Snake
Western Terrestrial Garter Snake jhb
Western Terrestrial Garter Snake
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Common Garter Snake.  Photo comes from Wells Gray Provincial Park, not Kamloops.

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