• June 17, 2024

“Snakes Why Did It Have To Be Snakes”

Nature is a wonder, the cycle of life is quite remarkable to keep the balance of a species. Snakes are just the same as any other, and if you are somewhat fearful of the animal I would suggest to you not to vacation in Manitoba, Canada in the springtime unless you wish to see more snakes than Indiana Jones dealt with seeking the Holy Grail. These photos are quite astonishing. Click on the link below to see.

According to Independent.co.uk:

Once spring arrives, thousands of the the red-sided garters slither over one another to emerge from their lairs, forming a carpet of quivering snakes.Thousands of them begin emerging from their underground dens during the last week of April, and their numbers peak during the second week of May. The reason? They’re all out to mate.

Like all other snakes, red-sided garters are cold-blooded. During the winter, when the temperatures drop to below freezing, they hibernate for eight months. 

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Manitoba, Canada, is laced with sinkholes that line its superficial limestone bedrock. Underground dens form here, attracting the snakes, who see them as the ideal spots for an eight-month snooze. 

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But space is limited. Thousands of snakes end up in dens as large as an average living room. 

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Once spring arrives, thousands of the red-sided garters slither over one another to emerge from their lairs, forming a carpet of quivering snakes. 

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It might not be the salmon swimming upstream to spawn or the elk migrating in the great north, but it is nature doing what nature does best. It is beautiful but it is nature doing what nature does best. It is a beautiful world if we just take a moment and look. What do you think?

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