Question of the Week – Garter Snake

This week, the question was: This little guy was hiding under a flower pot. What kind of snake is it, and is it venomous?

This is an Eastern garter snake. These nonvenomous snakes are pretty common in South Carolina and are active most of the year. They feed primarily on frogs, toads, worms, slugs, and even fish and tadpoles. If threatened, they may try to bite, but their jaws are not strong enough to harm people or pets. Overall, these are good snakes to have around. To read more about Eastern garter snakes, click here.

This week’s question is from Midlands Extension Agent Justin Ballew.

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