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Common Garter Snake

This species can be found from the subarctic plains of Canada all the way to Costa Rica. They have such a wide presence throughout North America because of their ability to adapt to different environments and eat different diets. Garter snakes communicate with each other using a complex pheromone-scented trails. At Wild Adventures, our garter snake looks a little different than others because of a condition called albinism, a genetic mutation that prevents the production of melanin.


FAST FACTS
SCIENTIFIC NAME
Thamnophis sirtalis
WHERE IN THE WILD?
North America
WHAT'S ON THE MENU?
Slugs, earthworms, small amphibians, minnows and rodents
LIFE SPAN 6-10 years
Things to Know
Location
Wild Adventures