Red-sided garter snakes

Joined
Nov 14, 2006
Messages
5,455
Location
Winnipeg, Canada
Hi All

We don't have too many herps in Manitoba, unfortunately. I found these "courting" Red-sided garter snakes last spring. The female is the larger of the two.

Cheers,

Larry

Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available)
 
Joined
Nov 14, 2006
Messages
5,455
Location
Winnipeg, Canada
re: Garter Snakes

Thanks, Gale.

We have hibernacula in limestone sink holes north of Winnipeg where thousands of these snakes spend the winter. When they emerge in spring, hundreds of males will surround a female in a "mating ball". One of them eventually gets lucky!

Larry
 

Latest posts

Links on this page may be to our affiliates. Sales through affiliate links may benefit this site.
Nikon Cafe is a fan site and not associated with Nikon Corporation.
Forum post reactions by Twemoji: https://github.com/twitter/twemoji
Copyright © 2005-2019 Amin Forums, LLC
Top Bottom