How Big Can a Garter Snake Get?

What is the biggest garter snake ever found?

Giant garter snake nabbed in northern Manitoba. A Manitoba reseracher has found the world’s largest garter snake, a 12-year-old female that is 1.34 metres long.

Can a garter snake hurt you?

Does a garter snake bite hurt? Like any animal’s bite, the garter snakes’ bite will hurt, but it is unlikely to cause serious issues, or even death. Some species do contain venom, although it is not considered significantly toxic to humans.

Are garter snakes aggressive?

Almost all garter snake subspecies are classified as harmless, according to Live Science. These tiny, innocuous snakes are generally considered to be non-venomous and won’t usually bite unless thoroughly provoked.

Are garter snakes good to have in your yard?

Garter snakes are a gardener’s friend! Harmless to humans, they eat all the pests that wreak havoc in your garden. Learn more about the shy but helpful gardening helper who just wants to live peacefully in harmony with you—and eat your slugs! … I kind of wish we did have some; they’re known to eat tick-infested mice!