I waited a few days to retrieve it for fear he might still be attached!! I understand some folks are afraid of them, but I don't get people who hate a particular creature, that's "speciesist". If a king snake can eat a copperhead, it can certainly eat a smaller snake such as a garter snake. Red Bellied Snakes are one of the non-venomous snakes that don’t lay eggs like common snakes out there. Last year I happened upon another red snake, but knew what it was, so helped it escape the dogs unscathed. \"In most species, the stripes are yellowish or greenish, but this varies with species and region.”Some garter snakes h… They do not lay eggs but generally breed in early spring and give birth in late… Submitted by RONNIE LEONARD on October 5, 2018 - 5:11pm. In the summer, I hear them slithering beneath the landscape fabric and black plastic that we use for mulch in some of the garden beds. I do hope other female garter's found better places for their eggs nearby. Snakes lay eggs and give birth, but it depends on the species. Submitted by Jennifer on July 26, 2020 - 7:48am. Some species lay 3 or 4 eggs at a time only, while others lay … Haven't seen a copperhead, diamond back, or timber rattler in decades. The other 30% goes to snakes that produce live young, like boa constrictors and anacondas. King snakes are my favorite, not only do they eat venomous snakes but the are immune to their venom! In my area of NW Missouri, I mostly see all sizes of black rat snakes...2' to 7'. Even the scales covering a snake’s eyes are shed. Do any other snakes besides King snakes eat other snakes? I was able to measure a flower bed border to prove to myself I wasn't exaggerating after I read online they only got up to 4'. This is almost always in the early summer due to brumation. Submitted by Nancy on September 5, 2020 - 10:27pm. If you are unsure what venomous snakes are located in your state, check out this list of venomous snakes by state. You must have JavaScript enabled to use this form. Accidents happen. Submitted by Sarah on September 16, 2019 - 1:33pm. The ribbon snake (T. sauritus), small and slender, is a strongly striped form. The embryos develop inside the eggs, but the eggs stay inside the mother’s body when hatching and the young are born live. Submitted by Tracy on October 17, 2018 - 2:05am. I often come across garters living in my rock walls. Updates? We’ve seen one small one this past February in our basement. Over 50 can be born at one time, measuring in length from 5 to 9 inches. I see them most often in the spring out sunning themselves on large flat rocks. About 70% of all snakes are oviparous. Submitted by Rachel on October 9, 2018 - 10:21am. In cooler regions of the country, following brumation (similar to a mammal hibernation) in the spring, male Garter Snakes emerge prior to the females in order to prepare for mating. Most species find a warm and protected place to lay the eggs, then leave them there, never to return. Unfortunately, they are small, and not large enough to eat the chipmunks that also like to live in the walls or under my deck. Keeping an eye out for that skin:), Submitted by Vicky in Texas on October 10, 2018 - 3:21pm. Depending on how they reproduce, snakes are divided into three categories:. 1 0. Would be interesting to know what variety of snake eggs they were, as garters are ovoviviparous. Snakes are beneficial because they prey on harmful insects and vermin. This snake is highly venomous and is easily distinguished by the contrasting black and white bands on its body. Submitted by The Editors on September 25, 2020 - 4:51pm. Garter snakes won’t bite you unless provoked. Best not to touch the eggs as they need to stay "upright" to maintain their air pocket so the baby can breathe. A large adult garter snake may even eat mice. 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