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

Two sculptures of giant garter snakes, nicknamed "Sssam" and "Sssarah", indicate that you are approaching to the site.

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. Two sculptures of giant garter snakes, nicknamed "Sssam" and "Sssarah", indicate that you are approaching to the site. 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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