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Most Amazing Facts About Garter Snakes

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They can be brown, tan, olive green or albino Report Abuse
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A garter snakes tongue is red with a black tip. Report Abuse
Researchers don't know why their tongues have such different colors but, it is thought it might attract prey.
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The largest garter snake recorded was 4 feet long Report Abuse
Most garter snakes are about 2 feet long.
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A baby garter snake is 7 inches long when it comes out of its shell. Report Abuse
The babies are on their own right after they hatch.
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Garter snakes do not lay eggs " fun fact " .
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The garter snake gets its name because it looks like the garters that used to hold up peoples socks. Report Abuse
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Garter Snakes use their tongue to smell. Report Abuse
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During the cold winter month garter snakes hid in dens. Report Abuse
Most dens are underground and sometimes thousands gather at one time in one den.
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Garter Snakes are the most common snakes in North America and Canada Report Abuse
The live as far North as the Canadian Arctic and as far South as Mexico
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Garter Snakes can live to be 15 years old. Report Abuse
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Garter snakes have no venom Report Abuse
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Garter snakes actually have mild neurotoxic venom that is harmless to humans.
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Garter Snakes are closely related to several other snakes. Report Abuse
No one is sure how many different species their are.
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Garter Snakes can bite so it is best not to disturb them. Report Abuse
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When a garter snake is trapped it gives off a smelly musk scent from near its tail. Report Abuse
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Female garter snakes are longer than males. Report Abuse
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Garter Snakes can only move forward not backwards. Report Abuse
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Most Garter Snakes have 10 to 20 babies at a time. Report Abuse
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Garter Snake's eggs are clear. Report Abuse
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They do not have eggs.
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The snakes live in all enviornments except the desert. Report Abuse
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They live in the desert.
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The garter snake cannot move on a smooth surface. Report Abuse
It needs something rough for its scales to grab on to.
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Female garter snakes are born in eggs just ready to hatch. Report Abuse
The snakes are pushed out by the female and hatch almost immediately.
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That is most likely not true to any snake, and garter snakes are born alive.
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