Authored by: Garth Teitjen
||Lined Garter Snake
||Similar looking to a garter snake. Adults 8"-22". The lined snake
middorsal and side stripes well defined and bordered by dark spots set
in a dark or light olive-gray or light brown ground color. Middorsal
stripe whitish, pale gray, yellow or orange. Belly white or yellowish
marked with two rows of black spots along midline. Scales keeled.
||Found in prairies open woods, flood plains, vacant lots, city refuse
pits, dumps and parks.
||A secretive snake. Excellent burrower. Hides under objects during the
day. Crepuscular, emerges at dust to forage for food. Activity
stimulated by wet weather.
||Underground during the cool months
||Live bearing has 2-17 young in August and
||Feeds on earthworms, frogs, toads, tadpoles, fish, salamanders.