Looking For Love
This red sided garter snake has spent eight months in hibernation, deep underground. With the arrival of spring, temperatures rise, and so do the males. All 50,000 of them. It’s the largest concentration of snakes in the world. The males have lost a third of their body weight over winter, but before feeding, they must mate. When a female – three times larger than the males - emerges from hibernation – she’s outnumbered 500 to one. Attracted by the female’s strong scent – males enter a sexual frenzy. Up to a 100 males try to mate with a single female.