Garter snakes form surprisingly strong, human-like friendships
Snakes tend to be aloof, solitary creatures who don’t much like company, even that of their own kind. That’s the conventional wisdom, but, as it turns out, not all snakes are anti-social. Garter snakes, in particular, actively seek the company of their fellow slitherers: “They form strong bonds with others of their kind. And they prefer to spend their time with friends, rather than alone.” Who wouldn’t these days?