Ask the Naturalist: Should I be concerned with these snakes living under my porch?

By Angela Pierce

“Why are all these garter snakes coming out from my concrete porch?” I have been asked recently.

More than likely, they were using the space under your porch as a hibernaculum. 

Now that the weather is warming up, your garter snakes are moving from their winter grounds to their warmer season grounds. 

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