Adventures to have and places to see

Common garter snake

Common garter snake
Garter snakes are one of the most frequently spotted snakes.

Sightings:

Common garter snake

14 July 2020

It looks like this snake had eaten something. Hopefully, it was a mouse or mole of some sort. They mostly eat amphibians and earthworms, but will also eat fish, small birds, and rodents. We will have to relocate it next time as we really like our goldfish and birds.

Underwood, Ontario, Canada

Common garter snake the Pond

23 June 2020

Garter snakes frequently visit our pond. This is due to a bumper crop of frogs this year. On occasion, some of the bigger frogs will actually attack the snakes! Unfortunately, garter snakes also eat fish. We are hoping they prefer frogs.

Underwood, Ontario, Canada