Want Snakes on Your Next Camping Trip? You got it!

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Snakes are usually something you try to avoid when you go camping. Unless your destination is the Narcisse Snake Dens in Manitoba, Canada. For two brief periods a year, this is where you can see more snakes in one place than anywhere else in the world. Denver Tent Company has all your tent supplies, should you chose to brave this slithering attraction on your next outdoor adventure.

Mating Ball

“Mating Ball”

When to visit Narcisse Snake Dens

Twice a year, thousands of red-sided garter snakes gather to either leave their winter dens, or return to spend another winter out of the cold. In the spring time, the garter snakes will emerge from their dens to begin an amazing mating ritual that is a sight to see for all snake and nature lovers. Thousands of males will lie in wait for the females to appear from their dens. Trying to find a mate, the males will try to out slither the other males to get to the female, their eagerness often getting them so entangled in their quest to conquer the female that the males will roll down a hill, inspiring the term “mating ball”. In the fall, the same snakes will return to this area and spend their last warm days before submerging back into their dens for the winter months.

Check out this video from National Geographic:

Denver Tent Company

Wherever your next adventure takes you, Denver Tent Company is you premier tent and tent accessory provider. We have been constructing quality tents for hunters, sportsmen, fishermen, cowboy and , sheepherders for over a century, as well as the casual camper. Whatever type of camper or outdoorsperson you are, Denver Tent Co. has a tent that will suit your outdoor needs. Stop by or give us a call to see how we can help outfit your next great adventure.

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