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Image 1 - Male Snakes With Boosted Estrogen Attract Other Males
2012-02-11 04:28:47

A new study has shown that boosting the estrogen levels of male garter snakes causes them to secrete the same pheromones that females use to attract suitors, and turned the males into just about the sexiest snake in the neighborhood — attracting dozens of other males eager to mate. This experiment in the famed garter snake caverns of Manitoba, Canada, was one of the first in a field setting to ever quantify the effects of estrogen as a stimulant of pheromones, scientists said, in...


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2007-02-18 23:14:12

The San Francisco Garter Snake, Thamnophis sirtalis tetrataenia, is a species of colubrid snake resident only in San Mateo County and extreme northern Santa Cruz County in the state of California. There are only 1,000 to 2,000 estimated numbers of this subspecies of the common garter snake. They prefer wet, marshy areas and are very elusive to see or capture. This particular garter snake presents a burnt orange head, greenish-yellow dorsal stripe edged with black, bordered by a red stripe...

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2007-02-18 16:03:13

The Texas Garter Snake, Thamnophis sirtalis annectens, is a subspecies of the common garter snake. It is found largely in eastern and central Texas, with a small population in Kansas. They are earthly and generally found in dry, lightly wooded areas. The Texas Garter Snake is commonly mistaken for other garter snake species. They have a greenish-black body with a distinctive bright orange or red stripe down the center and yellowish stripes on either side. They are generally not aggressive,...

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2005-06-22 15:07:44

The Common Garter Snake (Thamnophis sirtalis) is common to North America. T.s. parietalis has also been introduced to northern Holland in Sweden, where it thrives. The habitat of these snakes can range from forests, fields and prairies to streams, wetlands, meadows, marshes and ponds, but they're more often found near water being semi-aquatic animals. Habitats range from sea level to mountain locations. Their diet consists of amphibians, insects, fish, small birds, and rodents. Predators to...

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