Animal Control In The Garden
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Snake

Zone 7a | co692op added on October 25, 2019 | Answered

This snake was in my yard this morning and this is the best picture I took of it. Is it dangerous?

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GKH_Susan
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Answered on October 26, 2019

It looks like a checkered garter snake and they are considered harmless. However, they will bite if provoked but just leave tiny bite marks. Their bite contains toxins that can cause a mild reaction. Even so, they are a popular pet snake and are easily tamed.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/beneficial/attracting-snakes-to-gardens.htm

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