How Long Does It Take A Garter Snake To Have Babies?


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Mark Steel answered
Female garter snakes get to sexual maturity around two years old.  They have an average two and half month gestation period.

What you're describing could be any number of things, so it's impossible to say without seeing a photo.  You might want to check out the Garter Snake forums at, as they allow photo posting.
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Marjie Butler answered
My husband and I just witnessed the live birth of 3 baby garter snakes 3/9/08. The female was on a shallow bed of leaves, one baby was next to her and the other 2 were partially born. One was 3/4 of the way out of the birth canal while the other was only half way out. Wow, what a sight. We were really lucky.

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