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Common Garter Snake (Thamnophis sirtalis)

The most frequently seen snake around Montreal. About half to a meter long and not poisonous.

How to Identify

Greenish with yellow stripes. As there are not many different snakes in Canada, not difficult to identify.

Where and When to Spot

I saw this species twice on my explorative walks through the parks in Montreal and both times in Park Angrignon, spring, in the forest area.

Common Names

Common Garter Snake

Gewöhnliche Strumpfbandnatter (de)
Serpiente de jarretera (es)
Couleuvre rayée (fr)

Taxonomy

Serpentes
Colubridae
Thamnophis sirtalis