• Wind Cave National Park - Two Worlds

    Wind Cave

    National Park South Dakota

Snakes - Red-Sided Garter Snake

Red-Sided Garter Snake - Thamnophis sirtalis

Red-Sided Garter Snake - Thamnophis sirtalis

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The red-sided garter snake (Thamnophis sirtalis) can be found near flowing water crawling through tall grass and decaying leaves. Their diet consists of toads, fish, tadpoles, and earthworms. To possibly see this snake take a hike along Beaver Creek or Highland Creek.

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Porcupine in tree

Porcupine babies are called porcupettes. When they are born they have 15,000 quills. Porcupettes are born in the spring and, lucky for mom, the quills are soft. They can climb trees within an hour of birth. More...