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

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. 

The only American reptile capable of surviving in such cold regions. (image by Olivier Blaise)
The spring migration of the red sided garter snake. Thamnophis sirtalis parietalis. 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. The only American reptile capable of surviving in such cold regions.
©Olivier Blaise
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