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Gardener snake

Eastern Washington

People commonly refer to garter snakes as gardener snakes because they're often found in the garden and the name seems sensible. The real name, however, is garter snake. This name was coined because they look like a striped style of garter that used to be worn in the old days, to hold up stockings.

For pictures and other information, please visit the
common garter snake page.

Gardener snake