Where Spotted: Reedy Creek
Common Name: Eastern Gartersnake
Scientific Name: Thamnophis sirtalis sirtalis
Length: 18 – 26 in. (45.7 – 66 cm)
- The Eastern Gartersnake is the official state snake of Virginia.
- The Eastern Gartersnake will sometimes flatten its head and anterior body and strike if molested. Juveniles especially will perform this behavior and will strike so forcefully that they may completely leave the ground.
- Eastern garter snakes are ovoviviparous, giving birth to live young.
- Females are typically larger than males.
- They mostly eat toads, frogs, slugs, and worms, but they will eat almost anything that they can overpower.
Queen Of Barkness at RACC
Primary Color: Black Brindle
Age: 1yrs 0mths 3wksSex: Female
Pet ID: 80730