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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If snakes are living in an area, it is because they are finding food, shelter and water there, says Snake Removal. The easiest way to get rid of snakes is to make the area less attractive to them. Garter snakes like mois... More »

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 »

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 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 »

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 »

If snakes are living in an area, it is because they are finding food, shelter and water there, says Snake Removal. The easiest way to get rid of snakes is to make the area less attractive to them. Garter snakes like mois... More »