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 »

The chicken, or rat snake, is typically three to five feet long, completely black with hints of white between its scales and a white chin. The rat snake has a wedge-shaped head. More »

To identify a snake hole, look for openings in the ground that are newly visible. Snakes don't construct a dwelling, they inhabit an abandoned rodent's burrow or a naturally-occurring hole. When the snake enters a rodent... More »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »