Northern Ribbon Snake
Wisconsin status: endangered
length: 18-26 inches
This garter snake resembles other garter snakes at first glance, although it is usually much more slender. Its belly is white, often turning yellow near the tail.
There are only a handful of reports of this snake being seen in Wisconsin. They seem to like sphagnum bogs in south central and eastern Wisconsin where they may be found warming themselves in leatherleaf, blueberry, or snowberry brush.
Favorite foods include frogs, salamanders, fish, and caterpillars.