- The giant garter snake is the largest species of garter snake, ranging from 36 - 65 inches in length.
- The giant garter snake is not dangerous to humans. It uses venom to help capture its prey, but that venom is harmless to people.
- Giant garter snakes are dormant during the winter, when they hibernate in small mammal burrows or other crevices in the soil.
- Giant garter snakes have developed a fast diving action that helps them escape from predators such as raccoons, skunks, opossums, and hawks.