Eastern Garter Snake

Thamnophis sirtalis sirtalis

Description 2

NOT venomous. Head nearly same width as the body, keeled scales, round pupils. Body is olive to black with three tan lines, with the widest line down the spine, and a checkered pattern in between. Typically 18 to 26 inches (46 to 66cm) in length. (J. R. Dixon and J. E. Werler, Texas Snakes: A Field Guide, University of Texas Press, 2000.)

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  1. (c) 2011 Todd Pierson, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA), http://eol.org/data_objects/13270130
  2. (c) Amber Leung, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA)

More Info

iNat Map

Type not venomous
Pupils round
Scales keeled
Colors black, brown, gray, tan, yellow