Eastern Garter Snake

Thamnophis sirtalis

Average size:  20-28 inches; Record 48.75 inches.  Young are 5-9 inches at birth.

Range:  Throughout Florida.

Diet:  Frogs, toads, lizards, fish, salamanders and earthworms.

Status:  Common

Often kept as pets.  Occasionally will bite.  Garter snakes have a variety of color patterns, check them out below.

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