Eastern Ribbon Snake

Scientific Name: Thamnophis sauritus (also known as the common ribbon snake)

Size: The eastern ribbon snake grows 18 to 86 cm in length.

Habitat: Found in the northeastern United States and southeastern Canada. Lives in wetlands and near ponds.

Diet: This kind of snake eats tadpoles, small fish, worms, crickets and other insects.

Native/ non-native: Native to North America.

Status: The population of the eastern ribbon snake is currently stable but they are being threatened by habitat destruction.

Fun Fact: When the Eastern ribbon snake is frightened, it either hides into a near by bush or glides across the surface of the water.