Thamnophis melanogaster canescens (high red)

Juvenile red Thamnophis melanogaster canescens, a few days old.June 28th 2013 several Mexican Blackbelly Garter Snakes are born.

There is a huge amount of variation within the subspecies and breeding programs have been set up to breed specimens that are very red.
Here you see one of the redder specimens, a few days after birth.

 

 

 

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