Checkered Garter Snake Animal Pictures

Thamnophis marcianus

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A checkered garter snake lying on a rock

A checkered garter snake lying on a rock
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The checkered garter snake is aptly named for the black and white checkered pattern of scales running down its back.

A checkered garter snake on rocky soil

A checkered garter snake on rocky soil
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Most checkered garter snakes reach a maximum of 18 to 24 inches long.

A checkered garter snake on a rock

A checkered garter snake on a rock
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Checkered garter snakes have green ridged scales on their backs with a black and white checkered pattern.

A checkered garter snake raising its head

A checkered garter snake raising its head
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Checkered garter snakes have round eyes with black pupils.

An albino checkered garter snake's head

An albino checkered garter snake's head
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Albino checkered garter snakes are rare. They have white or yellowish scales and red eyes.