Stuffed Animals Details
** Stuffed Bluestriped Garter Snake
** Blue, Red and Black Stripped
** Made by Wildlife Artist
** 65 inch
Of all the different breeds of snake that humans have come in contact with, this one is the best-loved as a pet – particularly in the Americas, including southern Canada and Mexico. The reason they make such good pets is because they are relatively small, and docile. But did you know that Garter snakes are also venomous? There aren’t any stories of humans being bitten, much less killed by a Garter. It’s because they lack the means to deliver venom to humans unlike say, a rattlesnake or cobra. Their venom is also pretty mild, suitable only for the things they tend to eat – which includes frogs (tadpoles and adults), slugs, worms, leeches, other amphibians, rodents and toads.
During the winter, Garter snakes like to join up in huge clumps at sites called hibernacula. But Garter Snakes don’t actually hibernate. When mammals hibernate, they actually go to sleep. Instead, what Garters do is something called brumation. This is where they slow their metabolism down so they don’t have to eat or drink as much. It must get awfully boring when you can’t hang out in the sun, in typical snake-like fashion. But at least the Garter has all his buddies with him.
You might not have a real Garter, but Wildlife Artists’ striking plush is the next best thing. At 65 inches, this guy is huge. Made with top-quality materials, not only is he cuddly as can be, but durable too, so he’ll be around for a long, long time!