Pictures of Ribbon Snakes

Ribbon Snake

Ribbon Snake
Ribbon Snake pictures (Thamnophis sauritus).

The Ribbon Snake's name (as shown in these pictures) comes from the shape and motion of it's body: they're long and slender. That body shape allows them to move and strike quickly.

Ribbon snakes are closely related to garter snakes. Both species are "live-bearers", giving birth to batches of live snakes instead of laying eggs. Like all reptiles, they still generate eggs within they're body; essentially the eggs hatch inside the body and the shells are absorbed by the mother.