Giant Garter Snake Population Rediscovered

A biologist’s study of the 13 historic subpopulations of Giant Garter Snake (Thamnophis gigas) to see how many still exist has turned up a population of them in a wetland north of Stockton, California. It’s the first time in 15 years that they’ve been spotted in San Joaquin County, the Stockton Record reports. Eric C. Hansen’s research also confirms that 11 of the 13 historic subpopulations are still going concerns: good news for the threatened reptile.