Plains Garter Snake (Thamnophis radix)

Description: Orange stripe down the middle of the back and yellowish stripes along the sides of the body.

Habitat: Widespread

Size: 38-71 cm (15-28 inches)

Diet: earthworms, slugs, frogs, fish, salamanders, and insects.

Natural History: The most common snake in Nebraska; also the only striped snake found in most locations throughout the state. The largest individuals in Nebraska come from the western edge of the Sandhills, whereas the smallest individuals come from eastern Nebraska.

Similar species:

  1. Red-sided GarterSnake has red on back.