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Garter Snake

Massachusetts State Reptile

Garter snake; photo © Andrew Williams / Critterzone: Animal Pictures, Nature Stock Photography (all rights reserved; used by permission).

Official State Reptile of Massachusetts

The garter snake (Thamnophis sirtalis) was designated as the official reptile of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in 2007. All State Reptiles

Among the most common snakes in North America, the nearly harmless garter snake is also commonly called garden snake, gardener snake, and ribbon snake. Garter snakes eat earthworms, insects, amphibians, leeches, slugs, snails, crayfish, small fish, and other snakes.

The garter snake is one of the most common snakes to have as a pet. Learn 3 Ways To Feed A Pet Snake.