Narcisse Garter Snakes Out Early

Every spring, between 40,000 and 50,000 visitors come to the Narcisse Wildlife Management Area, about an hour north of Winnipeg, Manitoba, to see Red-sided Garter Snakes emerge from hibernation. (And to see them get it on with one another — it’s mating season, after all.) But this year snake season has started several weeks earlier than usual, thanks to an early thaw, the Winnipeg Free Press reports.