Wednesday, May 11th, 2016

The largest gathering of snakes in the world

Narada Desk | May 11, 2016 5:15 pm Print
Snake Orgies!

In the huge heap of snakes, it can be tough for the males to recognize the females, even though they’re longer and wider than the males.

The dens are considered the largest gathering of snakes anywhere in the world, and when you see this video we’re pretty sure you won’t have any doubts. Apparently, the climate and geology is a perfect breeding ground for red-sided garter snakes, and boy do they breed.

Each year at the break of spring, red-sided garter snakes in Narcisse, Canada, engage in an unusual ritual.

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.