Garter snake or Garden Snake?

19 Sep

This is just a quick copy and paste to help out a tweeter who was excited about learning something new–always a hot topic for me–had a “Eureka” moment and then became confused.

He thought he had been using the term “garden snake” incorrectly for 21 years when it should have been “garter snake.” Bad intel. Both are correct but “garter snake” is the accepted non-scientific name for a type of relatively harmless snake found throughout North America, usually in gardens which gave rise to the term garden snake.

To CLAIREIFY, here’s the first paragraph from e-HOW article by contributor, Felina Adkins.

The garter snake (Thamnophis sirtalis) belongs to the collective category of snakes referred to as garden snakes and are normally harmless and non-venomous. Garter snakes are also known as the eastern garter and common garter snake. These reptiles are called garden snakes because they are typically seen in gardens most likely because of the moist soil conditions and food source. Although many people may fear garter snakes, they are actually beneficial in controlling garden pest populations such as slugs.

Read more : http://www.ehow.com/info_8534124_difference-between-garter-garden-snake.html

11 thoughts on “Garter snake or Garden Snake?

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  5. I went through the same confusion over kindergarten and how I heard it pronounced as a child ‘kindergarden’. Americans tend to turn t’s into d’s when speaking. Wonder how often you do it? Say the sentence “What’s the matter with you?” in your normal speaking voice. Most people sound like they are saying “Whas da madder w’choo?” Try saying the sentence again without the contractions and enunciating clearly “What is the matter with you?” Feel those t’s you’ve been dropping?

    That’s why I hate hearing people telling a kid to figure out how to spell a word by sounding it out. All you do is make an adult who can’t spell words like budget and spigot without spellcheck.

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