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Garter Snake Facts: Garter snakes are the most common snake in North America. All garter snakes, regardless of base color, have a side and a back stripe. The name “garter snake” comes from the comparison of the serpent to the garters men wore years ago to hold up their stockings.


The name Garter snake comes from the fact that the stripes resembles a garter. Garter snakes are diurnal and very active during day time. That make them particular interesting as pets, as they can be watched most times during the day. Also, they are very alert and curious. The key to finding garter snakes is the water source.


The garter snake is abundant in the eastern United States; it is the state reptile of Massachusetts.While no snakes are known to be native of Alaska, a road-killed specimen of a garter snake was ...


Garter snake is a common name for the nearly harmless, small to medium-sized snakes belonging to the genus Thamnophis. Endemic to North America, species in the genus Thamnophis can be found from the subarctic plains of Canada to Central America. The common garter snake, Thamnophis sirtalis, is the state reptile of Massachusetts.


How to get rid of snakes in the yard. Think about your yard for a second. Do you have bushes or vegetation that's overgrown? How about dead leaves or grasses in your flower beds? Does your property have any standing water on it? Garter snakes are on your property for a reason. They prefer a certain set of conditions.


A huge nest of Garter Snakes and Texas Brown Snakes!!!!! While cleaning the junk pile in the back yard I stumbled upon a terrifying sight. A huge nest of Garter Snakes and Texas Brown Snakes!!!!!


Getting Rid of Garter Snakes. This might be totally off the subject, but when do garter snakes come out of hibernation? (04/06/2008) By fungching98. Getting Rid of Garter Snakes. Ugh. I shudder to think about snakes at all! I went outside today, and there was a snake right along my foundation.


Earthworms are a particularly important food source and garter snakes will feed heavily on them (up to 14 worms per hour!) when they are available. In addition to earthworms, garter snakes will eat frogs, tadpoles, fish, voles, salamanders, and even young birds. The garter snake is active during the day and swallows its prey alive.


The one consolation should be that it is more common for non-venomous snakes such as garter snakes and bull snakes to actually access the interior of buildings than for venomous snakes such as rattlesnakes. Q. How do I know if I have snakes in my attic? A. You may hear slithering sounds. You may notice a distinctive odor of reptile.


The Texas brown snake is a subspecies of the nonvenomous North American genus. In North America, “brown snakes are small, slender snakes and are typically brown to reddish-brown or gray in ...