Our Slithering, Sunbathing Sidekicks: Ssssssnakes
These cold-blooded, sun lovers can be seen throughout Weston all summer long. Though they get a pretty bad rap, these wonderful reptiles provide a valuable service for our homes and gardens. Plus, most of the snakes in Massachusetts are not venomous.
Many snakes have suffered from habitat loss and condemnation. Of the 14 native species in Massachusetts, three species are listed as endangered and one is listed as threatened.
The two snakes most commonly spotted are the garter snake and milk snake. Both are harmless…unless you’re a mouse. Snakes are carnivores and will eat small mammals, amphibians, worms, and insects. This makes them welcomed friends in our gardens.