I went outside to see what my dog was making such a fus about and to my surprise he was crying and looking at a common garter snake. Today was about minus 5 degrees with winchill and raining and I knew something was wrong. The snake was feebly attempting to get back in to his hole I noticed that my father had covered the hole up. I piked him up and he willingly cuddled up to me for warmth. I caled my mom and asked her if I could take care of him until spring and she said yes but youll have to make sure with your dad (has a big phibia of snakes) So since it was him who covered the hole I figure mankind owes this snake one. Im going to take care of him (I named him Edgar) and I would like to know what conditions that I could give him that he would thrive in and be most confortable. Any tips would be much appreciated thanks. (I have never taken care of a snake but have done much reading) Feeding habbits, Temp, whatever. hes about 1.5-2 feet long.