Common names: blackneck garter snake, black-neck garter snake Thamnophis cyrtopsis, the blackneck garter snake, is a species of garter snake of the genus Thamnophis. It is native to the southwestern United States, Mexico and Guatemala, and can be found in a wide range of different habitats, often near water sources.
The checkered garter snake is the easiest garter snake to tame. Even a wild-caught one can become tame in a few days if handled carefully. The checkered garter snake is frequently available in the exotic pet trade, and makes a hardy captive animal. It can be trained to accept mice or fish fillets as food.
The common garter snake (Thamnophis sirtalis) is a species of natricine snake, which is indigenous to North America and found widely across the continent. Most common garter snakes have a pattern of yellow stripes on a black, brown or green background, and their average total length (including tail) is about 55 cm (22 in), with a maximum total length of about 137 cm (54 in).
Hammond's garter snake; Pacific garter snake; Water snake: Conservation Issues (Conservation Status) Protected by the state. Loss of wetland habitats have contributed to a reduction in the range of this snake. The California Dept. of Fish and Game lists the Santa Catalina garter snake, Thamnophis hammondii ssp. - as a California Species of Special Concern.
The western ribbon snake (Thamnophis proximus) is a long, slender garter snake with a stripy body and a very long tail, which makes up nearly a third of its total length . The background colour of the western ribbon snake varies from dark brown to olive-grey, olive-brown or black, and there are three light stripes running along the body.