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Red-sided garter snakes

Discussion in 'Birds' started by fishbio, Apr 8, 2007.

  1. 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

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    NIKON D200    ---    55mm    f/5.6    1/180s    ISO 200
     
  2. Gale

    Gale

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    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Wow good catch
     
  3. 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
     
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