fr

Zoo sauvage de St-Félicien

Online Tickets

Common garter Snake (Thamnophis sirtalis)

Order Familly
Squamata Colubridae

Green: Borealie

Red: Distribution

Diet:

Carnivore, feeding on 90% toads and frogs, but also earthworms, small fish, tadpoles and salamanders. Occasionally it consumes small birds, rodents, insects and spiders.

Reproduction:

From 2 or 3 years old, mating takes place between the end of March and May and sometimes even into the autumn. Ovoviviparous, the female births between 3 to 80 babies (usually 11 to 26) between July and September which are independent as soon as being born.

Lifespan:

Up to 10 years in the wild.

Predators:

Raccoons, skunks, red fox and lynx, as well as certain birds like buzzards, herons and crows. In water, it can also be the prey of certain fish and bullfrogs.

Status:

Least concern, populations are stable.