Eastern Garter Snake

Eastern Garter SnakeThe Eastern garter snake is the most common snake seen in Michigan. This curious reptile usually has three colored stripes running down its body and a black, brown or olive background.

We often see garter snakes slithering through the grasses off the trail. These snakes are nonvenomous and live in a variety of habitats, including meadows, woodlands and hillsides. Garter snakes like to live near water, and you will often see ours completely submerged in his water dish.

Life span: 6-20 years

Size: 2-4 feet

Food habits: Carnivore

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