Types Of Garter Snakes
Read about specific types of garter snakes:
Common Garter Snake
San Francisco Garter Snake
Checkered Garter Snake
Red-Sided Garter Snake
Eastern Garter Snake
Depending on the area where the garter snake is found, the tone of their skin varies. Most people run the other way when the come across a snake, but Garter Snakes are harmless to humans.
Some call the garter snake the North American snake and situates it between Alaska and Central America while other biologists place them only in South America. These snakes are commonly called “garden snakes” due to that they are a common sight in any garden. The common garter snake, T. sirtalis, is the only species of snake to be found in Alaska and is one of the northernmost species of snake in the world, second to the Crossed Viper, Vipera berus Northern populations hibernate longer than southern ones. And the western ones love water more than the eastern portion.
In captivity these behaviors disappear quickly if your garter snake is taken care of properly. Most Thamnophis snakes have a grayish olive or coffee or black color spine. The spinal columns line could be a yellowish, orange, gray or reddish color. There is a yellowish line on either side of the animal.
The following are the most common species of garter snakes known: The family is CULIBRIDAE, the Genus is THAMNOPHIS.
Thamnophis crysocephalus, Thamnophis yrtopsis, Thamnophis eques, Thamnophis errands, Thamnophis exsul, Thamnophis fulvus, Thamnophis godmani, Thamnophis marcianus, Thamnophis melanogaster, Thamnophis proximus, Thamnophis pulchrilatus, Thamnophis scalaris, Thamnophis scaliger, Thamnophis sirtalis ,Thamnophis sumichrasti and Thamnophis validus.