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  Garter Snakes
Garters rely primarily upon sight when hunting, "hearing" (sensing ground vibrations), taste and smell, the latter two combined in use with the Jacobson's organ located in the in roof of the mouth.
The spring aggregations are often the time that garters are collected by humans, an unfortunate occurrence as it disrupts the natural balance of males and females and reduces the natural diversity of the gene pool of that population, weakening it and potentially affecting it's long-term survival.
Garters not being kept as breeders may be handled and, with continued exposure, will calm down and take an interest in their surroundings when taken out of their tanks.
www.anapsid.org /gartcare.html   (2917 words)

 Garter Snakes
For example, red-sided garter snakes have red longitudinal lines on their sides and are darker than the light-colored western plains garter snake with yellow longitudinal stripes.
Garter snakes are hardy and very cold-tolerant and are one of the last snakes to retreat in the fall and one of the earliest snakes to come out of hibernation in the spring.
Garter snakes are not dependent on just one source of food but tend more to be opportunistic hunters and feed on a wide variety of prey animals encountered over the course of a day.
www.northern.edu /natsource/REPTILES/Garter1.htm   (1354 words)

 Garter Snake (Thamnophis spp.)
Garter snakes in the Sonoran Desert region are slender with a maximum length of 3¼ feet (106 cm).
Garter snakes are live-bearers, generally giving birth to 6 to 18 young in the summer.
Garter snake habitat is disappearing throughout the Sonoran Desert due to habitat destruction and fragmentation.
www.desertmuseum.org /books/garter_snake.html   (384 words)

 Suspenders - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
It is the groom's privilege to remove the garter and toss it to the male guests.
Another superstition that has circulated is the male equivalent of the bride throwing her bouquet to the unmarried ladies, i.e., the unmarried male wedding guest who successfully caught the garter was believed to be the next man to be headed to the altar from the group of single men at that wedding.
The tradition of wearing garters to proms is especially prevalent in Chicagoland and surrounding midwestern cities.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Garter_(clothing)   (789 words)

 Giant Garter Snake, Thamnophis gigas
Garter snakes are in the family Colubridae, which includes most of the species of snakes found in the western United States.
Giant garter snakes are typically absent from larger rivers because of lack of suitable habitat and emergent vegetative cover, and from wetlands with sand, gravel, or rock substrates.
Giant garter snakes are probably absent from larger rivers because the habitat is not suitable, not because of the fish.
www.fws.gov /sacramento/es/animal_spp_acct/giant_garter_snake.htm   (741 words)

 Eastern Garter Snake
The Eastern garter snake is one of the three garter snakes in Ohio.
The scales of the Eastern garter snake are keeled (have ridges) and the snake's belly is yellow or pale green.
Mice, minnows, salamanders, frogs, toads, and earthworms are eaten; earthworms and amphibians are the primary prey.
www.dnr.state.oh.us /wildlife/Resources/reptiles/egart.htm   (1161 words)

 Common Garter Snake : Nature Snapshots from Minnesota DNR: Minnesota DNR
Baby garters live on their own after birth, and more than half die before they are a year old.
Garter snakes are important because they eat destructive rodents (mice) and should not be killed.
Although they are not venomous, garter snakes may bite when handled, and they may defecate (poop) on the person holding them, releasing a foul smelling odor.
www.dnr.state.mn.us /snapshots/snakes_turtles/commongartersnake.html   (250 words)

 Garter snake   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
Garter snakes eat small creatures: insects slugs (including banana slugs) snails earthworms leeches mice lizards and amphibians.
Garter snakes began mating as soon as emerge from hibernation.
Garter snakes are extremely common across North America from Canada to Central America an everyday find in gardens.
www.freeglossary.com /Garden_Snake   (1149 words)

 BioKIDS - Kids' Inquiry of Diverse Species, Critter Catalog, Thamnophis sirtalis, common garter snake
Young common garter snakes are born at 12.5 to 23 cm long and are similar in appearance to the adults.
Common garter snakes are similar in appearance to their close relatives, ribbon snakes (Thamnophis sauritus) and Butler's garter snakes (Thamnophis butleri).
Common garter snakes are found throughout eastern North America from Florida to coastal Quebec, west to British Columbia, south into southern California east of the Sierras, and throughout the less arid areas of the southwest.
www.biokids.umich.edu /critters/Thamnophis_sirtalis   (1924 words)

 Choosing a Garter Snake   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
Garter snakes have a wide range of coloration from dark striped against a dusky background to red and yellow striped.
The various garter snakes are slender and active, and are related to water snakes.
For example, while the various races of the eastern garter snake eat worms, frogs, toads, salamanders, fish, gastropods, probably some insects and, in the west, nestling rodents, the diet of the short-headed garter snake seems to consist primarily of earthworms.
www.petplace.com /reptiles/choosing-a-garter-snake/page1.aspx   (1412 words)

 garter - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Garter, Order of the, highest order in England, founded in 1348 by King Edward III.
Garter Snake, common name for a group of harmless snakes, among the most common snakes in the United States.
Awards: I like the Garter; there…, Politicians: Few thought he was even a starter There were…, Royalty: Evil be to him who evil thinks.
encarta.msn.com /encnet/refpages/search.aspx?q=garter   (154 words)

 Eastern garter snake, Thamnophis sirtalis and parietalis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
The eastern garter snake is a medium sized Iowa snake measuring 14 to 48 inches in length (Conant and Collins, 1991).
The red-sided garter snake, Thamnophis sirtalis parietalis, is very similar, differing only by the presence of bold red bars or spots on the sides between the dorsal and lateral stripes.
According to Conant and Collins (1991), the eastern garter snake is basically found in eastern Iowa, while the red-sided garter snake inhabits the western portion of the state.
www.herpnet.net /Iowa-Herpetology/reptiles/snakes/e.garter_snake.html   (751 words)

 Raising Baby Garter Snakes: Some Personal Observations - gartersnake.info
The herpetocultural literature on the raising of young garter snakes is surprisingly scant.
I lost five young garter snakes during a heat wave in the summer of 2001; since then, I’ve made a point of providing young garters’ cages with a humidity gradient, which can be as simple as a patch of moistened sphagnum moss or, more elaborately, a humidity box.
Garter snakes are active hunters rather than ambush predators, and that has implications for how you feed them in captivity.
www.gartersnake.info /articles/000781_raising_baby_garter_.phtml   (2283 words)

 Giant Garter Snake Programmatic Consultations
The mitigation parcel purchased to construct giant garter snake habitat contains 3.00 acres (1.00 acre of wetlands and 2.00 acres of uplands) of existing giant garter snake habitat on a portion of the property.
Giant garter snakes are typically absent from larger rivers and other water bodies that support introduced populations of large, predatory fish, and from wetlands with sand, gravel, or rock substrates (Hansen 1980, Rossman and Stewart 1987, Brode 1988, Hansen 1988).
The number of giant garter snakes that may be found in 250 acres (100 hectares) of habitat per year will be disturbed, harassed, harmed, or killed by project activities resulting in temporary impacts and permanent impacts, especially from dewatering, channel reconfiguration, and use of heavy equipment within or near aquatic habitat.
www.fws.gov /sacramento/es/documents/garter_snake_prog_text.htm   (6701 words)

 Comparing and Contrasting Stocking Stitch and Garter Stitch - Knitting
Garter Stitch stitches are more compressed than Stocking Stitch and will often be twice as wide as the height of the stitch.
Some books advise that when you cast on a garter stitch border for a sweater you should cast on 10 per cent fewer stitches for this border than you will need for the stocking stitch, using the same size needles as for the stocking stitch or pattern area.
This is because of the properties of Garter Stitch and the way its stitches are twice as wide as they are high, and it is a very handy piece of information to have when designing.
www.bellaonline.com /articles/art4777.asp   (603 words)

 Britannia: Most Noble Order of the Garter
A record of the Order, compiled in Henry VIII's reign, relates that Richard I, during his crusade, gave garters to certain knights as tokens of honour, and it was supposed that Edward III followed this example.
Ashmole regarded the circular garter as an emblem of "unity and society." It was certainly a very suitable stylised heraldic device and, worn below the knee, was a prominent identifier on mounted knights.
While Edward III may outwardly have professed the Order of the Garter to be a revival of the Round Table, it is probable that privately its formation was a move to gain support for his dubious claim to the French throne.
www.britannia.com /history/articles/garter.html   (698 words)

 Garter snake - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Oregon Garter Snake, Thamnophis atratus hydrophilus (Fitch, 1936)
Chihuahuan Blackbelly Garter Snake, Thamnophis melanogaster chihuahuanensis (Tanner, 1959)
Eastern Garter Snake, Thamnophis sirtalis sirtalis (Linnaeus, 1758)
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Garter_snake   (2017 words)

 Wedding Garters
The wedding garter is available in white and ivory lace and is supplied in a satin lined presentation box.
The wedding garter is available in white or ivory lace and is supplied in a clear plastic presentation pouch.
A petite lace bridal garter (2") trimmed with a bow and iridescent sequin roses and incorporating a lucky sixpence in a delicate lace pocket.
www.wedding-garter.com /garters.htm   (703 words)

 Alan's Garter Snakes - My Collection
The fl neck garter snake has a distribution throughout much of Texas and Arizona, but it is the eastern subspecies, ocellatus, that is by far the most attractive.
This is one of the most beautiful garter snakes in existence, and is the less attractive relative of the San Francisco garter snake, with which it intergrades.
True similis are from a limited distribution on the north western Florida peninsula, and thus the majority of imported Florida garter snakes are not of this subspecies, but are merely a blue strain of Thamnophis sirtalis sirtalis.
freespace.virgin.net /alan.francis2/mycollection.htm   (2649 words)

 The Garter Girl!
However, both wild-caught and especially captive-bred garter snakes are domesticated animals, which means that are either born or can become dependent on their owner's care.
Garters are hardy snakes that often do not need special temperature and humidity regulations that are strictly imposed on other reptiles, such as lizards
Garter snakes were relatively inexpensive and easy to acquire, they need few environmental provisions, they are generally not picky eaters, and most importantly were regarded as gentle animals that were simply fun to care for.
www.angelfire.com /fang/garter_girl/starter.html   (664 words)

 Wildlife - Garter Snakes   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
Garter snakes, also known as garden or grass snakes, are very common in gardens and residential areas.
Since garter snakes only burrow in loose soil, some hiding places may be eliminated by packing sharp gravel and caulking around stoops and slabs.
Remember that garter snakes are harmless to you and your pets and should not be killed.
www.extension.umn.edu /info-u/environment/BD602.html   (217 words)

 Common Garter Snake
Garter snakes generally mate after emerging from hibernation in March or April.
Garter snakes occupy a variety of habitats including pond and stream edges, wetlands, forests, fields, rocky hillsides and residential areas.
Occasionally, garter snakes make their way into basements, a situation that appears to be most common in spring or autumn.
www.umass.edu /nrec/snake_pit/pages/cgarter.html   (284 words)

 Personalized Garters for Wedding, Prom, Homecoming
The bride typically wears the garter on her right leg as the groom removes it during the reception.
The gentleman who catches the garter is the proud recipient of the "good luck" and is said to be the next to be married.
While some brides continue with the traditional garter custom, others will wear two garters: one to be removed at the reception for tossing and the other to be kept as a keepsake of her wedding day.
mygarter.com /historyofthegarter.asp   (325 words)

 Garter Snake
You may spot a garter snake in a park.
Garter snakes like to lie in the sun.
The garter snake has a long stripe that runs down the middle of its back.
www.ndi4all.org /grade23/GarterSnake-b.html   (115 words)

 Tossing the garter at weddings and other wedding customs
Today, the tradition of the wedding garter is tame in comparison to France of the 14th century.
The keepsake garter is removed later in private during the honeymoon night.
When the groom removed the garter from the bride, this represented the bride’s relinquishment of her virginity.
www.wedalert.com /content/articles/tale_tossing_of_the_garter.asp   (630 words)

 Eastern Garter Snake
The belly of the Common Garter snake is either cream, gray, or green in color, often in a solid pattern.
The Plains Garter Snake has dark fl blotches along its side, and its stripes tend to be lighter than the stripes of the Common Garter Snake.
Common Garter Snakes are often eaten by birds of prey and predatory mammals.
www.lakeeureka.eureka.lib.il.us /amphibiansreptiles/commongarter.html   (499 words)

 Garter and Ribbon Snakes
Garter Snakes are the most widely distributed and most commonly seen snake in the United States.
The blue variation of the Eastern Garter is not the same as the Bluestripe Garter Thamnophis sirtalis similis.
It is my observation that the Garter Snake is a more aggressive snake than the Ribbon Snake.
www.southalley.com /album_thamnophis.html   (357 words)

  Garter Snake Home Page - Alan Francis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
European herpetologists have long recognised the worth of garter snakes, and indeed the more unusual forms of garter snakes are often easier to locate in Europe, particularly in Germany and Holland.
Garter snakes as a genus have the attractive virtues of being small, hardy, attractive and lively snakes.
They are generally diurnal, and unlike many of the more colourful snakes commonly kept (such as milk snakes) are usually visible and active during daylight hours.
www.gartersnake.co.uk   (217 words)

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