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.