Garter Snake

Garter snakes are snake commonly found in North America. While at one time they were considered non-venomous, it is now known that they have small venom glands in the rear of their mouth. There venom is usually non-toxic. The Garter Snake is also the state reptile of Massachusetts. This category is for questions about Garter Snakes and their behavior, environment, classification, etc.

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What eats giant garter snakes?

Birds, mammals and fish. It all depend on the size of the animal that's hungry and the snake it wants to eat.When they're babies, the snake gets eaten by fish and frogs. As an adult, it's eaten by birds and mammals.

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Are garter snakes good to have around?

Garter snakes will eat their weight in mice in a couple months. They also eat a variety of insects. They are not venomous but they will coil around your arm and smear foul-smelling secretions on you so leave them alone.

The above answer is entrely wrong, Garter snakes feed mainly on cold blooded prey such as toads, frogs etc. When the are very small they feed on worms and small soft bodied insects mostly. Garter snakes defintely will not eat their weight in mice!!

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What does a garter snakes skin feel like?

A conom on your penis

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How big do adult albino checkered garter snake grow?

5 feet mah ni99a

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What should you do if you get bit by a garter snake?

Clean the bite with water. Disinfect it with peroxide or iodine. Keep it clean and wait for it to heal. Don't cover it. It'll itch for a while but should be ok in time.

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What is a garter?

A garter is a type of stocking that you wear over your leg in marriage on your wedding day under your dress

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How does a garter snake eat its food?

The vast majority of garter snakes do not constrict their prey in coils, instead they maneuver the food item using their mouth, until it is in position to be swallowed using jaw muscles.

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When does a garter snake egg hatch?

Garter snakes (semi aquatic new world colubrids of the genus thamnophis) do not lay eggs. The young incubator with in the mother in an egg like sack and are born live birth. Therefore the eggs you must have are either A not from a garter snake or B urate (solid urin).

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Is a garter snake venomous?

Yes they are venomous, however, the venom is house in the back teeth and used many for immobilizing prey. This venom is not toxic to humans, but can cause mild to severe itching, swelling, and in the case of an untreated allergic reaction, it can be fatal. Most would say it is far less painful than a bee sting, and most often you wouldn't even feel it.

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Where do garter snakes eggs come from?

Garter snakes do not lay eggs. They give birth to live young as the eggs hatch while still inside the mother. Snakes reproduce sexually like most other vertebrates, with the male injecting sperm into the female.

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Do garter snakes live in grasslands?

Yes. Garter snakes do live in grasslands.

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How many garter snakes are in the world?

This is the snake that has made Manitoba's Interlake region world-famous for snake-watching! Some snake dens (or hibernacula, singular = hibernaculum) contain 10,000 garter snakes each winter. In spring their mass emergence creates an awesome natural spectacle The chances of a snake reaching 12 years of age are less than 1 in 5,000.. that is the best i got. you could also always say too many to count!

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How big does a Garter Snake get?

The average length is around 20 inches - but they can get as long as 48 inches.

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Is the garter snake venomous or non venomous?

They are not venomous.

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How do garter snakes move?

They do the slide slide

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How do you kill a garter snake?

You don't. You catch it seeing as how its not posionus and relocate so that you both win. There is no need to kill it. Take it far enough and it wont come back. But he is not harming anything and is actually helping your yard by getting rid of rodents and other vermon so leaving him would be benificary to you to. Maybe this URL will help you... http://www.ehow.com/how_2079050_build-funnel-snake-trap.html

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Is a garter snake a herbivore or a omnivore?

Herbivore

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Are Garter Snake harmful?

Garters were long thought to be nonvenomous, but recent discoveries have revealed that they do in fact produce a mild neurotoxic venom. Garter snakes are nevertheless harmless to humans due to the very low amounts of venom they produce, which is comparatively mild, and the fact that they lack an effective means of delivering it. They do have enlarged teeth in the back of their mouth, but unlike many rear fanged colubrid snakes, garter snakes do not have a groove running down the length of the teeth that would allow it to inject venom into its prey. The venom is delivered via a duvernoy's gland, secreted between their lips and gums. Whereas most venomous snakes have anterior or forward venom glands, the Duvernoy's gland of garters are posterior (to the rear) of the snake's eyes. The mild poison is spread into wounds through a chewing action. The properties of the venom are not well known, but it appears to contain 3FXT, commonly known as three-finger toxin, which is a neurotoxin commonly found in the venom of colobrids and elapids. A bite may result in mild swelling and an itching sensation. There are no known cases of serious injury and extremely few with symptoms of envenomation.

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What kind of home do you need for a garter snake?

garter snakes like to be in the wooded areas with grassy or bushy coverings

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How fast are garter snakes?

garter snakes are really fast :)

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How do you make a wild garter snake a tame pet?

It is very difficult. Garter snakes are active, nervous serpents, and rarely settle down. They should not be kept as pets.

Snakes are not like dogs... they cannot be "made" into tame pets. Although I am sure they can be pets, I don't believe they will ever come when you call, fetch a stick/ball, or let you pet it.

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Do garter snakes give live birth?

Yes they do. Females can give birth to anywhere from 3 to 80 live babies.

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Are common garter snakes dagerous?

no, they are perfectly harmless, they cannot invenimate you, however the bite can hurt pretty bad.

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Do garter snakes bite humans?

They can and will bite humans if they feel threatened.

- That IS true. But, normally they don't. They're some of the friendliest snakes.

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Is the garden snake the same as the garter snake?

There is no such species as the Garden Snake.

The above answer is misleading because it refers to a common name and not a scientific or Latin name. It depends on what part of the country you lkive in and sometimes even the distinct locality. Garter snakes are commonly call garden snakes due to the fact that they commonly are found in gardens searching for food. that is the problem with common names, they are just that, common and many snakes are referred to as Garden snakes depending on locality. Garden snake is commonly listed as a common name for Garter snakes in most of the herpetological literature>

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