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Food Web

Animals: Coast Gartersnake

Thamnophis elegans terrestris
Coast Gartersnake

Coast Gartersnake

This medium-sized, slender snake can be identified by its bright yellow stripe down the back and reddish-orange side stripes. The underside is yellowish to bluish-gray.

Gartersnakes have toxins in their saliva which can be deadly to their prey and their bite might produce an unpleasant reaction in humans.

This snake tends to be found near bodies of water. When frightened, it will hide in vegetation but may also crawl quickly into water and swim away from trouble.

Coast Gartersnake

Gartersnakes eat amphibians, fish, birds, mice, lizards, snakes, worms, leeches, slugs, and snails.

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