Garter Snakes in and Around the Home

Garter Snakes in and Around the Home

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Garter snakes are common in urban gardens and residential areas across Nebraska. In many regions, they are more abundant in urban and suburban yards than wild areas.
Four species of garter snakes reside in Nebraska. The Common or Red-sided garter snake and the Plain garter snake are found statewide. The Ribbon garter snake is uncommon and is found in isolated areas in far eastern Nebraska. The Western Terrestrial or Wandering garter snake is rare and has been found only in the extreme northwest corner of the state. A rule of thumb is that any snake with a line running down its body length mid-center and/or on each side is a garter snake found in Nebraska. This publication discusses their diet, reproduction, growth, habitat, and what to do when they get into your home


 

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AUTHORS

Dennis M Ferraro, Stephen M Vantassel

SUBJECT

Natural Resources / Wildlife Management

PUBLICATION DATE

September 17, 2012

LAST REVISION DATE

None

LANGUAGE

English

FORMATS

HTML

SERIES

Z Mag