Man Discovers Giant Cottonmouth Snake on “Snake Road” in Illinois
ArrowCONTINUE READINGThis famous YouTuber and fellow herper, Dāv Kaufman, ventures down the well-known “Snake Road” within the Shawnee National Forest in Illinois.
This place gained its name as limestone bluffs surround it, which serve as a home for migrating species of snakes.Scribbled ArrowYouTube
The road is automatically closed during spring and fall as hundreds of snakes cross the road to migrate to swamplands.Scribbled ArrowYouTube
Still, the road is open for people who want to hike and witness unique snake encounters.Scribbled Arrow
Earlier in the video, Dāv explains a small type of snake called the ring-necked snake, which only measures about 8 to 14 inches.Scribbled ArrowYouTube
The snake fits right into his palm as he describes one of the defense mechanisms the snake had, which was to curl up its body and expose its belly to play dead in the presence of a
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