Garter Snake Pet
I captured a garter snake and am currently keeping as a
pet. It is brown with a red stripe on it's back and red dots on it belly. I
would like to know if that color variation has a specific name. I'm
feeding it western toads, and wondered what else it might eat. If it helps
I caought it near Mt. Hood Oregon.
I don't have any books on western reptiles here (most of the people on this
service are from the midwest) and am not familiar with western subspecies.
In the midwest there are several subspecies of garter snakes with
distinctive markings, check with a local nature center or park, or at the
library for a western reptiles field guide.
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Update: June 2012