Eastern Garter Snake

 

The Garter Snake is a distinctive turquoise or blue-green colored snake with light stripes and rows of black spots running down the length of its body. When threatened this snake will release a strong musk odor and will often try to bite. Unlike many snakes, female Garter Snakes give birth to live young, often 15-25 at one time, who must immediately search out their first meal on their own.

Latin Name: Thamnophis Sirtalis Sirtalis

Habitat: Pine Flatwoods, Oak Hammock, Swamp

Diet: Toads, Frogs, Fish, Insects