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 »

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 »

Garter snakes are carnivorous and prey upon insects, slugs, worms, lizards, amphibians, rodents and sometimes fish. Certain species of garter snake, such as the ribbon snake, are particularly fond of frogs. Common garter... More »

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 »

Some examples of oviparous snakes, or snakes that lay eggs, are king snakes, pine snakes, milk snakes and pythons. Oviparous snakes are typically found in warm climates where the higher temperatures assist in the incubat... More »

Seventy percent of snakes begin their lives growing inside of eggs, while the other 30 percent are born live. Some mothers leave, while others stay with their eggs until they hatch. This process is called brooding. 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 »