Will garter snakes eat mice?
Garter snakes are numerous partly because they will eat a variety of prey. Our Boulder snakes’ favorite foods include: frogs, toads, tadpoles, fish, earthworms, snails, leeches, grasshoppers, slugs and salamanders. They will also eat mice, shrews, voles, chipmunks, birds, and other reptiles including other snakes.
Do garter snakes need live food?
Garter snakes won’t eat animals that are already dead or decomposing, either! Their prey needs to be alive for them to be interested in it. However, they will occasionally eat eggs from smaller birds and reptiles because they are easy targets and have lots of protein.
Do garter snakes eat meat?
Garter snakes, like all snakes, are carnivorous. They can be found in a wide array of habitats and their diet is largely dependent upon the type of environment they live in. They are adaptive creatures and can eat whatever happens to be available. They have been known to eat eggs, but usually eat live animals.