Eastern Garter Snake - (Thamnophis Sirtalis)

Common Name

Eastern Gartersnake


Scientific Name

Thamnophis Sirtalis



A very docile snake.



Meadows, marshes, hillsides, city lots, buildings.



May attain a length of 4 feet.


Identifying Marks

This snake is quite variable in color, ranging from greenish, brownish or grayish with sometimes indistinct lateral stripes on the second and third scale rows.



Any small animal they can catch.



Up to 80 young, approximately three inches in length may be produced.


Myths and Lore


Venom Effects



Pet Potential

I'd rate this one as having decent pet potential due to its docile nature. Keep in mind the need for a larger habitat due to adult size.


Additional Info

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