Eastern Garter Snake - U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

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Eastern Garter Snake (Thamnophis sirtalis)

Reptile, Urban Adapter

  • Non-venomous
  • Measures 18-28 inches long
  • Range is throughout most of the United States
  • Body is typically darkish in color with 3 yellowish stripes running the length of the body
  • Habitat includes open grassy areas, especially areas that are near water
  • Common snake in suburban, but not urban, areas
  • Carnivore, eating insects, frogs, toads, salamanders, tadpoles, and fish