Dark Blue = Counties with designated critical habitat
Light Blue = Historical records
Comments: The unique checkerboard pattern on the checkered garter snake separates it
from the typical lined pattern of other garter snakes. The checkered garter snake is more
likely to be active at night than other garter snakes. This snake gives birth to 6-18 live
young in June or July measuring 9-10 inches long. The checkered garter snake is found in
open grassland habitats near water. It occurs in Kansas from the southcentral region west
to the Colorado border.