Encore: Why did the snakes cross the road?
Editor's note: This segment orginally aired September 12, 2022.
The Shawnee National Forest, located in Southern Illinois, is home to lush oak forests, rigid canyons and tricky geological formations.In the spring, In the spring, snakes migrate out of the Shawnee and into LaRue Swamp, only to migrate back in the fall to return to the cliffs of the Shawnee.
In-between those destinations is a famous road known colloquially as “Snake Road” that has to close twice every year, to let the snakes pass.
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Wildlife Biologist, U.S. Forest Service