Sirtalis Inferalis, Concinnus
California Red-Sided Gartersnake is found along coastal California,
specifically around permanent or semi-permanent areas of water.
Therefore, this snake is wonderfully acclimated to the several
creek areas found on Cal Poly Land. They are very noticible due
to their colorful appearance. The color of the snake varies from
snake to snake, but they all have yellow or white stripes on their
backs and sides and they produce a musky smell when handled by
humans. The California Red-Sided Gartersnake ranges from 18 to
52 inches long. The snake hibernates during the winter, but can
be found during spring, summer, and fall.