Garter Snakes Invade Seniors’ Home in Manitoba

Inwood garter snake statue Residents of a seniors complex are complaining about an invasion of garter snakes, which are turning up all over the place in their apartments. The trouble is, the apartment complex is in Inwood, Manitoba. This is a town that has a statue dedicated to the Red-sided Garter Snake (right); it’s only a few kilometres south of the famous Narcisse Snake Dens, and, if my visit there three years ago is any indication, is not exactly short of garter snakes itself. They are, in other words, an acknowledged tourist attraction; I’m surprised the residents didn’t get the memo. CBC News, Globe and Mail, Winnipeg Free Press, Winnipeg Sun.

Update: The province will repair cracks in the building’s foundation, starting next week.