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

Gewöhnliche Strumpfbandnatter [de]
Common Garter Snake [en]
Serpiente de jarretera, Culebra rayada [es]
Couleuvre rayée [fr]

Taxonomy

Serpentes
Colubridae
Thamnophis sirtalis

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