Butler's garter snakes are a species common to the Great Lakes region, Ontario, Iowa, Wisconsin, Ohio and Michigan. In terms of general characteristics, the black Butler's garter snakes are virtually identical to regular... More » Pets & Animals Reptiles Snakes

Garter snakes do bite people if provoked, but the bite is considered harmless, as they are non-venomous. The snakes have small teeth that can penetrate the skin and draw blood, but their mouths and teeth are usually too ... More » Pets & Animals Reptiles Snakes

Garter snakes in Missouri are typically dark colored and have orange, yellow or white stripes that run lengthwise down the body of the snake. The snake may be greenish, black, olive or dark brown. More » Pets & Animals Reptiles Snakes
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While the amount of time a snake can survive without food depends on its species, Live Science explains that wild snakes often go months at a time without eating. Records exist of reticulated and ball pythons fasting for... More » Pets & Animals Reptiles Snakes