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Re: Great question!


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Posted by snakeguy88 on January 31, 2003 at 17:07:52:

In Reply to: Great question! posted by PiersonH on January 31, 2003 at 06:37:12:

Size and body shape tends to play a part as well. Most garters are shorter, rarely exceeding two to three feet and are extremely thin. Water snakes tend to be heftier and can reach lengths of over 5 ft (although those are MONSTER sized). They are both in the same sub family of Natricines, including Thamnophis, Nerodia, And Natrix. I believe some water snakes were actually known as Natrix a while back. Andy


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