Baby Garter Snake Ohio?

What time of year do garter snakes have babies?

Gestation is usually two to three months. Most females in the northern parts of their range give birth to from 4 to 80 young between late July and October. Most litters range from 10 to 40 young and litter size depends on the size of the female, with larger females giving birth to larger litters.

Are baby garter snakes poisonous?

First off, we want to reiterate the most important thing: garter snakes are not poisonous. In fact, they can be a natural form of pest control, as they feed on small rodents such as mice and moles. If you’re having a rodent problem, they can be of some help for you!

What kind of garter snakes are in Ohio?

There are three species of garter snakes in Ohio — the Eastern garter, Easter plains garter, and the Butler’s garter snake. The Eastern garter snake (Thamnophis sirtalis sirtalis) is the most common, ranging throughout Ohio. Garter snakes come in a variety of colorings.

Can you keep a baby garter snake as a pet?

While garter snakes are abundant in the wild, especially around bodies of water, such as lakes and streams, in Canada, the U.S., Mexico, and Central America, these wild animals should not be kept as pets, as they are illegal to take from their natural habitats in most locales.