2. Range

Garter snakes are found throughout North America and southern Canada. They are especially plentiful in the eastern United States, and the garter snake is the state reptile of Massachusetts. There are no snakes native to Alaska, but a garter snake was found dead on a road around Haines, Alaska in 2005. Garter snakes live in a wide range of habitats including forests, meadows, and grassy knolls. They prefer to be near a water source.

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