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Texas Garter Snake (Thamnophis sirtalis annectens)
Texas Garter Snake
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TEXAS GARTER SNAKE FACTSDescription
The Texas Garter Snake has a greenish black back with a bright orange or red stripe down the center and yellowish stripes on either side of the body.
100cm - 120cm
usually found in dry, lightly wooded areas.
amphibians, earthworms, also fish, small birds, rodents.
The Texas Garter Snake is ovoviviparous (bearing live young). Gestation is usually two to three months. A litter of about 10 to 40 young are born between late July and October.
found in eastern and central Texas, with an isolated population in Kansas
The Texas Garter Snake is completely harmless. When handled will often thrash about and excrete a foul smelling musk.
Relatives in same Genus
Butler's Garter Snake (T. butleri)
Blackneck Garter Snake (T. cyrtopsis)
Western Terrestrial Garter Snake (T. elegans)
Coast Garter Snake (T. elegans terrestris)
Two-Striped Garter Snake (T. hammondii)
Checkered Garter Snake (T. marcianus marcianus)
Redstripe Ribbon Snake (T. proximus rubrilineatus)
Eastern Ribbon Snake (T. sauritus sauritus)
Northern Ribbon Snake (T. sauritus septentrionalis)
California Red-Sided Garter Snake (T. sirtalis infernalis)
Common Garter Snake (T. sirtalis sirtalis)