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I've heard of dens like this, but only ever saw them in movies. These were taken near a subdivision on the east side of Kingman. Just a little bit freaky.

 

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What is the draw for them to cluster like that? I thought that snakes were solitary animals... doesn't that tend to include being territorial? I've never seen anything like that. Is it mating that draws so many together?

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Ever see Anaconda 2? Only guess would be mating seasong. Mateing? Whichever. That would be my guess.....They all cluster and go after the female in heat. Just a guess. Pretty gross....I hate snakes and spiders....ewww
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from my work:

"A huge population of nonvenomous red-sided garter snakes lives in pits about 4 mi/6 km north of Narcisse, west of Gimli [in Seskatchewan]. This is thought to be the greatest concentration of the breed in the world. The best time to see them (or avoid them, depending on your feelings about snakes) is mid-April to mid-May, when tens of thousands of snakes mate in giant, writhing masses."

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from my work:

"A huge population of nonvenomous red-sided garter snakes lives in pits about 4 mi/6 km north of Narcisse, west of Gimli [in Seskatchewan]. This is thought to be the greatest concentration of the breed in the world. The best time to see them (or avoid them, depending on your feelings about snakes) is mid-April to mid-May, when tens of thousands of snakes mate in giant, writhing masses."

I'm no snake expert, but I'm guessing those are not nonvenomous red-sided garter snakes! If I came upon a pit of those, I don't know what I would do... probably run away screaming like a little girl!!

 

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I don't know what I would do... probably run away screaming like a little girl!!

 

What if one of the snakes offered you some cognac & told you to lie down for a little bit -- just to get comfortable & try something new?

 

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They'll den together for the winter while they hibernate. Mating is also a part of it. My sister (who visits brewerfan as a guest) emailed me wondering if I had taken the pictures myself. I'm impressed by the photos, and impressed by the number of snakes, but I wouldn't get anywhere near one, let alone that many. By the way, they are Mohave Greens, which many say are more dangerous than western diamondbacks.
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i'd imagine a number of people on here have also walked up upon a rattler before. i've encountered maybe a dozen and once had a baby rattler crawl up an inch from my leg. once i got out of range, i was always sort of awestruck at that coil of death warning me. had a friend step on one once and it didn't make any attempt to bite him.

the ones out East were by in large nonaggressive, but i wonder if this Mojave version is different.

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Snakes! Why'd it hafta be snakes?

Atleast it's not Rats. My father hates rats.

i'll take a seething pile of rats and snakes over roaches any day.

the baby rattlesnake i encountered i lifted up with a stick to see if it would move more, thinking "oh, i'm sure it's fangs haven't grown in yet" only to find out later that baby rattlers are actually more dangerous than the adults. i guess their venom is a more lethal mix/concentration/? than the adults, plus they don't let go and stop injecting like the adults do. glad it was cold out that the snake didn't care much that i apparently sat on it.

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It is aggressive, fairly large-bodied, and has a complex venom composed of hemolytic and neurotoxic elements. It is responsible for several deaths each year, including in recent years a prominent snake toxin expert. This snake should be avoided.

 

Some of the previous posts had me wondering, so I did a little research on Mohave greens.

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