Eastern Ribbon Snake

Thamnophis sauritus (non-venomous)

Ribbon snakes are medium length, rarely reaching more than two feet long, but individuals closer to four feet have been documented. Ribbon snakes can be green, brown or tan with three yellow stripes like a Garter Snake. Indeed, they closely resemble their relative the Garter Snake, but are much slenderer and have a distinct white spot just before the eye and lack dark markings on their lip. While Garter Snakes can be found almost anywhere, Ribbon Snakes prefer to be near water, or swimming near the shoreline, feeding on small frogs and fish.

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