Garter Snake Information
The Garter Snake, also known as Thamnophis sirtalis, is a species of non-venomous snake found throughout North America. These slender, small to medium-sized snakes are known for their distinctive striped pattern, which varies in color and intensity depending on the subspecies and geographic location. Garter Snakes are active during the day and feed on a variety of prey, including insects, small mammals, and amphibians. They are also known for their ability to emit a strong-smelling musk when threatened or handled, which acts as a defense mechanism. Garter Snakes are commonly found in a variety of habitats, including forests, fields, and wetlands. Despite being a common sight, they face threats such as habitat loss and fragmentation, road mortality, and predation by domestic cats.