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garter snake, grass snake(noun)
any of numerous nonvenomous longitudinally-striped viviparous North American and Central American snakes
Any of various nonvenomous snakes of the genus Thamnophis, native to America, with longitudinal stripes.
The garter snake is a colubrid snake genus common across North America, ranging from the Alaskan Panhandle to Central America. It is the single most widely distributed genus of reptiles in North America. The garter snake is also the Massachusetts state reptile. With no real consensus on the classification of species of Thamnophis, disagreement among taxonomists and sources, such as field guides, over whether two types of snakes are separate species or subspecies of the same species is common. They are also closely related to the snakes of the genus Nerodia, and some species have been moved back and forth between genera.
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