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Butler’s Garter Snake

The Butler’s Garter Snake is a non-venomous serpent species endemic to parts of North America.



    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Subphylum Vertebrata
    Class Reptilia
    Order Squamata
    Suborder Serpentes
    Family Colubridae
    Subfamily Natricinae
    Genus Thamnophis
    Species: T. butleri
    Scientific Name Thamnophisbutleri


    Length 38–51 cm (15–20 in) average
    Coloration Black, brown, or olive snake with three distinct yellow lines running down from the head to the tail
    Distribution NW Ohio, NE Indiana, SE Wisconsin, eastern lower peninsula of Michigan, southern tip of Ontario in Canada
    Habitat Prefers open and semi-open canopy wetlands
    Diet Mainly earthworms, but eat leeches, salamanders, and frogs
    Venom Fact Nonvenomous
    Breeding Season Between late March and early April
    Clutch Size 4-14 babies
    Mode of Reproduction Viviparous (gives birth to live young)
    IUCN Conservation Status Least Concern

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    Published on April 10th 2017 by under Snakes. Article was last reviewed on 11th May 2019.

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