Posted by mike on December 14, 2000 at 21:43:31:
In Reply to: Sea Snake ID? posted by Jeff Burnett on December 14, 2000 at 12:39:46:
they have low thermal optima, so you will see them active at lower temperatures than most other reptiles (saw one at Toulumne Meadows, 1997, 9,500 ft in 50 deg water) and they do have a fondness for water. Garter snakes may almost be semi-aquatic in places, and they are seldom if ever found very far from the water.
you may also see rattlesnakes in the water as well, but those don't come out unless the temperature is up in the 90s.
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