YEAR OF THE SNAKE DAY #2
The second snake we are meeting this week can be found right in our own back yard! We’re off to find this very common snake here in North America. Let’s go exploring!
MEET THE COMMON GARTER SNAKE!
Diet: Carnivore: earthworms, amphibians, fish
Conservation Status: common
- Common Garter Snakes normally live near water.
- They hibernate in mass groups in the northern most part of their habitats.
- Common garter snakes are often prey for birds of prey.
- Common garter snakes have red strips along their backs.
- They live farther north than any other snake in North America.
- Common garter snakes have rough scales.
- They are constrictors.
Common garter snakes are all over North America. Have you ever seen one in your backyard? Remember if you do, they are an important part of the ecosystem and they’re not dangerous to humans, so just let them be :)!