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Garter snakes are slender to moderately built snakes that usually have three yellowish or greenish stripes running the length of their bodies. They average 23 to 30 inches long and have ridged scales. Their heads are wid... More »

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Garter snakes can be found in nearly every environment in North America, with typical boundaries ranging from the sub-Arctic plains of Canada all the way to Central America. These snakes are most common around the moist,... More »

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According to Marshall University, there is an average of 10 to 20 babies in a litter of garter snakes. However, the size of litters runs from seven to 100, varying by the size of the mother snakes. Larger snakes have lar... More »

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Unlike most other snakes, the garter snake doesn't lay eggs. It gives birth to live young. Over 50 can be born at one time, measuring in length from 5 to 9 inches. More »

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Garden snakes, also known as garter snakes, are thin with long stripes down the spine and along the side, growing anywhere between two to four feet in length. The color varies. Usually garter snakes have dark, earth-tone... More »

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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 »

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Garter snakes can release a bad-smelling secretion from a gland near the cloaca when attacked. They can bite but are more likely to hide their heads and flail their tails when disturbed. They may also try to escape into ... More »

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