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

A moving carpet of intertwined bodies : hundreds of small heads with black and fawn scales suddenly rise up and stare at you. 

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. A moving carpet of intertwined bodies : hundreds of small heads with black and fawn scales suddenly rise up and stare at you. 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.
©Olivier Blaise
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