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Garter Snake (Thamnophis sirtalis)

Garter Snake

Garter Snakes are the most common variety of snake in North America.  They are small, but they can grow to 4 feet.  Garter Snakes are carnivorous, and they eat just about any animal that they can catch.  When they are small they feed on insects and earthworms.  As they grow larger they eat amphibians such as frogs, as well as small rodents.  They are not poisonous, and they are generally not aggressive, but they will bite if they feel threatened.

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A small garter snake, biting off more than it can chew (a large frog).

Garter Snake eating frog Garter Snake Common Garter Snake eating a frog

...brings new meaning to the term, "there's a frog in my throat".


Northern Water Snake

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Mother with baby

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Beautiful colors

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Taking a dip

Northern Water Snakes are harmless, but beautiful.  They eat small fish.  You can sometimes see them swimming in a lake.