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The Common Garter Snake
has a statewide distribution (Ballinger et al., 2010; Fogell, 2010), but in the Sandhills and western Nebraska it is usually associated with riverine habitats (Ballinger et al., 2010).
We investigated the role of chemical-based avoidance behavior in predator-prey interactions between a toxic prey species, the Rough-skinned Newt (Taricha granulosa), and its major predator, the Common Garter Snake
Reproductive ecology of the common garter snake
Thamnophis sirtalis at the northern limit of its range.
Some effects of early experience on feeding responses in the common garter snake
, Thamnophis sirtalis.
Distribution: The common garter snake
, milk snake, black rat snake, and water snake are common throughout the region.
A smaller cousin of the common garter snake
, the short-headed garter snake can be identified by its narrow head that is scarcely wider than its neck.
In the present study, clay models of the common garter snake
were used to test for a difference in attack frequency between adult and juvenile striped and melanistic garter snakes; such difference may indicate a difference in cryptic coloration between the two morphs.
Geographic variation in reproductive characteristics among Canadian populations of the common garter snake
Grant (1936) reported the racer (Coluber constrictor), eastern ribbon snake (Thamnophis sauritus), common garter snake
, six-lined racerunner and eastern hognose snake as common in Jasper-Pulaski Fish and Wildlife Area; and he reported the painted turtle, spotted turtle (Clemmys guttata), ornate box turtle (Terrapene ornata) and Blanding's turtle (Emydoidea blandingii) as common in Jasper-Pulaski Fish and Wildlife Area and in Starke County.
The common garter snake
is expected to occur throughout South Dakota, although museum records are lacking for most of the northern areas.