Garter Snakes

a photo of a garter snake
Garter snakes (Thamnophis elegans ) usually live on land (are terrestrial), but occasionally swim. If we only protected terrestrial ecosystems, garter snakes might not be able to meet all their life requirements.

Photo courtesy of Rocky Mountain National Park.

Last updated: March 31, 2012

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