15 surprising facts about Canada’s snakes


Some snakes thrive in the cold

If you can believe it — and it’s actually kind of unbelievable — snakes can be found as far north as the 60th parallel. And Manitoba isn’t the only place with snake pits and mass congregations for the purposes of mating. Red-sided Garter Snakes also mate in Wood Buffalo National Park near Fort Smith in the Northwest Territories.

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