common garter snake


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Synonyms for common garter snake

a garter snake that is widespread in North America

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The Common Garter Snake has a statewide distribution (Ballinger et al.
Meadow Voles (Microtus pennsylvanicus) and Cinereus Shrews (Sorex cinereus) also were consumed by Common Garter Snakes.
In this study, I used clay models of the common garter snake to test for a difference in attack frequency between adult and juvenile striped and melanistic garter snakes, which may indicate a difference in the level of cryptic coloration (hereafter, crypsis) between the two morphs.
The ecological significance of a colour polymorphism in the common garter snake, Thamnophis sirtalis (L.
Grant (1936) reported the racer (Coluber constrictor), eastern ribbon snake (Thamnophis sauritus), common garter snake, six-lined racerunner and eastern hognose snake as common in Jasper-Pulaski Fish and Wildlife Area; and he reported the painted turtle, spotted turtle (Clemmys guttata), ornate box turtle (Terrapene ornata) and Blanding's turtle (Emydoidea blandingii) as common in Jasper-Pulaski Fish and Wildlife Area and in Starke County.
Based on this criterion all reptile species are considered rare in Indiana with the exception of the painted turtle, common snapping turtle (Chelydra serpentina), eastern box turtle, six-lined racerunner, bullsnake, eastern hognose snake, northern water snake, and common garter snake.
The low detection rate of plainbelly water snakes, northern water snakes, western ribbon snakes, and common garter snakes is perplexing.
In contrast, he says, although the common garter snakes that he studies eat poisonous newts and the poison lingers in their bodies, they don't sequester it in special glands.
In the study area, common garter snakes are abundant in dry-mesic sand savanna and in successional fields.