garter snake

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garter snake Non-venomous snake native to North and Central America. They are usually olive-brown with yellow, orange, red or blue stripes, often spotted with black. Length: to 60cm (24in). Family Colubridae; genus Thamnophis.

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gar·ter snake • n. a harmless North American snake (genus Thamnophis, family Colubridae) that typically has well-defined longitudinal stripes.

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