Common garter snake - Thamnophis sirtalis


  • 16-28 inches total length
  • Found in marshes, meadows, and woodlands
  • Prefers moist vegetation
  • Active during day
  • Feed on frogs and earthworms

cgarter map

Interesting fact:

  • Along with biting, garter snakes discourage potential predators by defecating a mixture containing a very smelly musk and attempting to smear the stinky stuff all over their captors.