A Visit to the Narcisse Snake Dens
Articles, I returned to the Narcisse Snake Dens for the first time in nearly eight years. What I saw there won’t surprise you. (Here’s a hint: snakes.) »
Why Do Garter Snake Keepers Like Garter Snakes?
Articles, In which I come up with some reasons why some reptile keepers might prefer garter snakes over other snakes. »
Why Don’t Reptile Keepers Appreciate Garter Snakes?
Articles, I look at some of the reasons why garter snakes aren’t more popular among reptile keepers. »
All About Thiaminase
Articles, Setting the record straight about thiaminase, the enzyme that causes vitamin deficiencies in fish-eating snakes. »
The Snake Scientist
Articles, Aimed at readers aged 9 to 12, Sy Montgomery’s children’s book about garter snakes doesn’t insult the intelligence of older readers. »
Some Garter Snake Feeding Problems
Articles, There are many reasons why captive snakes won’t eat in captivity. Garter snakes have a few more. »
Garter Snakes in Spring
Articles, Photographers capture images of garter snakes emerging from hibernation. »
Garter Snakes in Winter
Articles, In winter, garter snakes are supposed to be hibernating. This presents some challenges when one turns up in your basement, or when you’re keeping them as pets over the winter. »
You Can’t Tease-Feed a Garter Snake
Articles, Garter snakes are active hunters rather than ambush predators, and that has implications for how you feed them in captivity. (Updated) »
The Narcisse Snake Dens in the Off-Season
Articles, I thought the Narcisse snake dens weren’t worth visiting in the off-season. I was wrong. »
Telling Garter Snakes and Ribbon Snakes Apart
Articles, This article explains how to figure out the difference between ribbon snakes and garter snakes when you encounter them in the wild. »
The Thirty-First Garter Snake
Articles, The 31st species of garter snake has a tiny range in western Mexico. Here’s what we know about it. »