A Wandering Garter Snake slid across the rock by my feet. Now I can identify with the wandering part. But I’ve never been much for snakes. And I don’t get the garter part, maybe because I don’t wear nylons.
This slender snake measured about 18 inches (16 cm) with a head barely wider than the neck. Garter snakes are the single most widely distributed genus of reptile in North America. They come in a variety of colors like gray, brown or green with stripes of yellow, brown or orange and checkered with black dots. So confusing.
I read that the toxins in their saliva can be deadly to their prey of amphibians, fish, birds, mice, lizards, snakes, worms, leeches, slugs and snails. And their bite might produce an unpleasant reaction in humans, but they are not considered dangerous to humans. Oh sure, like I would pick up Any snake.
What color are your garter snakes?
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