Friday, August 01, 2008

Slithering Surprise

On July 31st, one of the garter snakes in the nature center gave birth to 41 young! As few as 3 or as many as 50 may be born in a single litter. Garter snakes, unlike most snakes, give birth to live young. As soon as they are born, they are on their own with no parental care. Most of the snakes were released, but a few are still on display at the Hansen Nature Center.
A newborn snake

A group of excited kids witness the snakes being born!

Mother and father with their litter

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