If snakes make you nervous, drive up to the Narcissus Reserve with caution — the ground will be covered with thousands of garter snakes with red stripes. There are about 70 hibernation sites in Manitoba, which are home to about 10,000 snakes.
Awakened by the warm wind, males emerge from deep cracks where they have been sleeping in huge bunches all winter. When the maximum number of males appears on the surface at the beginning of May, females appear. You will observe “balls of snakes” when up to 100 males entwine any female they manage to find.
YOUR ADVENTURE: Garter snakes (garden snakes) are awakening in the place of their highest concentration in the world
WHERE: Narcissus Snake Sanctuary, Manitoba