Alton, IL

Road Closes While Snakes Mate

Story by WBGZ Radio

For most of the year, Snake Road in the Shawnee National Forest is a gravel road you can drive on.  Each spring, however, the road surrenders itself to its namesake. 

Thousands of snakes, salamanders and other reptiles and amphibians cross the road to mate.  The Illinois Radio Network's Benjamin Yount tells us that a few brave hikers track the migration of the creatures.

Click here for Benjamin Yount's report.



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