Garter Snakes Emerge in Northwest Territories

FORT SMITH (NWT) — Salt River, Northwest Territories, just outside Fort Smith, is the most northerly denning site of the Red-sided Garter Snake (Thamnophis sirtalis parietalis), and is also the furthest north you can find snakes anywhere in North America. CBC News has a story about the researchers who are studying this remote population, and on the annual snake count taking place right now.