The spring migration of the red sided garter snake.
Thamnophis sirtalis parietalis.

Of the 50 nests listed in the region, five of them contain more than 5000 snakes.  In addition to Inwood, there is also Narcisse, a hamlet further north, where one of the holes is home to up to 30000 snakes.


It is the largest concentration of snakes in the world.  Every springtime in Narcisse, in the Canadian province of Manitoba, tens of thousands of them burst out of holes in the rocks where they have been hibernating.   (image by Olivier Blaise)
The spring migration of the red sided garter snake. Thamnophis sirtalis parietalis. Of the 50 nests listed in the region, five of them contain more than 5000 snakes. In addition to Inwood, there is also Narcisse, a hamlet further north, where one of the holes is home to up to 30000 snakes. It is the largest concentration of snakes in the world. Every springtime in Narcisse, in the Canadian province of Manitoba, tens of thousands of them burst out of holes in the rocks where they have been hibernating.
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