Garter Snake Animal Pictures

Thamnophis sirtalis

common garter snake slithering in grass
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All garter snakes have keeled scales, which means they have a ridge down the center.

There are many color variations of garter snakes, but they all have three light stripes that run the length of their body.

garter snake vs rattlesnake
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Common Garter Snake - Thamnophis sirtalis

garter snake slithering on rocks
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Garter snakes have large heads with small eyes.

Head shot of a garter snake flicking its tongue

Head shot of a garter snake flicking its tongue
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The garter snake has a red tongue with a black tip.

Common garter snake displaying its fangs

Common garter snake displaying its fangs
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Garter snake venom is harmless to humans but it effectively subdues its prey.