The amazing but common snake of Ontario

This post was contributed by Ed Morris and Anna Sheppard, Ecologists with Ontario Parks in northeastern Ontario.

On our way to Restoule Provincial Park, Anna said, “I think that was a snake on the road.”

“Let’s go back and check it then,” I responded.

“It looks like a gartersnake,” she said as we got closer.

We stopped anyway. We wanted to be sure it wasn’t one of its rarer cousins.

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