Snakes

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Popular snake species

The common garter snake occurs across most of North America and displays an extremely wide variety of colour forms and patterns.

While a bite from the common garter snake is generally harmless to humans, its saliva is slightly toxic and may help the snake to immobilise small prey. An effective hunter both on land and in the water, this species feeds on a wide range of prey from fish and amphibians to insects and small mammals.