Garter snakes are the most common snakes in North America with the Western terrestrial the most common in the local area. This snake is typically gray-brown with a striped pattern down its back and sides. It is often found near water and at elevations up to 13,000 feet. Garters have a well-developed sense of taste and smell but poor eyesight.
For more information on the Western terrestrial Garter snake, see its Featured Critter Guide.