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Kathie Freeman
03-08-2010, 08:07 PM
In my story the MC (a cat) comes across a garter snake. I found a website that gives Culebra de Agua Nůmada as the spanish term for garter snake but I wondered if there might be a shorter, more common way of saying it.

Tsu Dho Nimh
03-08-2010, 10:48 PM
Depends on where you are ... I searched for the scientific name on Spanish sites and came up with some others:

jarretera (means garter in Spanish)
Serpientes de Jarretera (garter snakes)
culebra rayada (striped snake)

03-09-2010, 02:39 AM
I found Culebra Listonada. (Ribboned Snake)

03-09-2010, 02:59 AM
Best translation I could come up with is "°Ay, caramba! °Vamos!"


Kathie Freeman
03-09-2010, 08:33 PM
Best translation I could come up with is "°Ay, caramba! °Vamos!"


What, for a lil' ol' garter snake? I probably will go with culebra rayada or culebra jarretera. Thanks, all.

Stijn Hommes
03-10-2010, 03:44 PM
When I linked to the Spanish version of the Wikipedia article for common garter snake, the first line said "La serpiente de jarretera o culebra rayada (Thamnophis sirtalis)". Take your pick.