Do Garter Snake's Bite?


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Sharon McKenzie answered
Garter Snakes CAN bite, and individual snakes have different personalities, just like people do. Some Garter Snakes are VERY "bitey", and don't like being handled at all. They will bite and spray stinky musk(like a skunk's)if picked up. Others will never bite at all. Even the "bitey" ones usually become tame and stop biting with gentle and frequent handling, though. Garter Snakes DO have a very mild venom, and fangs located at the back, not the front, of their mouths, but their venom is not normally dangerous to humans and generally has no effect on us. I've been bitten many times by Garters, and they often cannot even break the skin. I've never had a reaction to their weak venom.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
Garter snakes DO bite, but they do not have teeth so it feels like a tiny pinch.
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Sharon McKenzie
Sharon McKenzie commented
ALL snakes have teeth, and Garters are no exception. While they are small and do not hurt, their teeth are definitely there; they could not catch and eat slippery frogs and fish without teeth to hold them.
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Super man answered
Garter snakes bite and have a very mild venom and generally do not affect us much. .

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