The color of common garter snakes varies greatly. Their black, brown, gray, or olive body is covered in white, yellow, blue, greenish, or brown stripes. These snakes can withstand harsh environmental conditions and are widely distributed and highly adaptive. Meadows, marshes, wooded areas, and slopes are among their habitats.
Although they are considered harmless or non-venomous, people may experience slight swelling or itching due to their bite. The IUCN now lists the species as one of Least Concern, and recent estimates indicate that it has a healthy population of up to a million individuals.
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Terrestrial / Aquatic
Altricial / Precocial
Polygamous / Monogamous
Dimorphic (size) / Monomorphic
Active: Diurnal / Nocturnal
Social behavior: Solitary / Pack / Herd
Diet: Carnivore / Herbivore / Omnivore / Piscivorous / Insectivore
Migratory: Yes / No
Domesticated: Yes / No
Dangerous: Yes / No