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(The Southern)   They close 2.5 miles of Snake Road for two months every spring for the annual NOPE migration   ( thesouthern.com) divider line
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2018-03-08 01:31:55 PM  
I lived an hour from there for years and NEVER made it down dammit.
 
2018-03-08 01:35:15 PM  
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/Knope migration?
 
2018-03-08 02:02:03 PM  
That sounds pretty damn neat, actually.
 
2018-03-08 02:24:34 PM  
HOTY candidate right there.  Haha, NOPE.  That never gets old.  NOPE.
 
2018-03-08 02:25:54 PM  
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2018-03-08 02:26:16 PM  
Danger noodles!
 
2018-03-08 02:28:07 PM  
How's Goku gonna get to King Kai now?!
 
2018-03-08 02:28:25 PM  
Somebody gets paid by the word.

Common names of reptiles and amphibians occurring at this site: American toad, bird-voiced tree frog, black racer, black rat snake, broadhead skink, brown snake, bullfrog, green frog, cave salamander, central newt, common kingsnake, common snapping turtle, copperhead, cottonmouth, cricket frog, diamondback water snake, eastern box turtle, eastern garter snake, eastern hognose snake, fence lizard, five-lined skink, flathead snake, Fowler's toad, gray tree frog, green tree frog, ground skink, lesser siren, long tail salamander, marbled salamander, midland water snake, Mississippi green water snake, mud snake, musk turtle, painted turtle, red milksnake, red-bellied snake, red-eared slider, ringneck snake, rough green snake, slimy salamander, smooth earth snake, southern leopard frog, Spotted salamander, spring peeper, timber rattlesnake, upland chorus frog, western ribbon snake, wood frog and worm snake.
 
2018-03-08 02:29:54 PM  
it is just internet slang, but nopes are spiders...as said, snakes are danger noodles.
 
2018-03-08 02:31:30 PM  
How do they read the signs telling them where to cross?
 
2018-03-08 02:33:31 PM  

guestguy: That sounds pretty damn neat, actually.


Nope and I love snakes. In the next month the ones in Northern Illinois will be out. I went to the Fox river around that time and it was 10 of thousands of them muthafarkers everywhere. It was hard to walk on a path without stepping on one.
 
2018-03-08 02:33:47 PM  
It's called Snake Road.  You can't complain that it doesn't warn you.
 
2018-03-08 02:35:20 PM  

LordOfThePings: Somebody gets paid by the word.

Common names of reptiles and amphibians occurring at this site: American toad, bird-voiced tree frog, black racer, black rat snake, broadhead skink, brown snake, bullfrog, green frog, cave salamander, central newt, common kingsnake, common snapping turtle, copperhead, cottonmouth, cricket frog, diamondback water snake, eastern box turtle, eastern garter snake, eastern hognose snake, fence lizard, five-lined skink, flathead snake, Fowler's toad, gray tree frog, green tree frog, ground skink, lesser siren, long tail salamander, marbled salamander, midland water snake, Mississippi green water snake, mud snake, musk turtle, painted turtle, red milksnake, red-bellied snake, red-eared slider, ringneck snake, rough green snake, slimy salamander, smooth earth snake, southern leopard frog, Spotted salamander, spring peeper, timber rattlesnake, upland chorus frog, western ribbon snake, wood frog and worm snake.


I was starting to read it like a menu.
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2018-03-08 02:35:37 PM  
It is called Snake Road.. what are you gonna expect?
 
2018-03-08 02:37:55 PM  
My grandparents lived in SNF almost my entire childhood. Granpa used to take us to Snake Road during the migration and sit us up on the roof of the car (not the hood, the roof) and let us watch.

It was really cool.  I'm still scared of danger noodles though. Not petrified, but I'll give them a large swath to exist in.
 
2018-03-08 02:38:14 PM  
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2018-03-08 02:39:40 PM  
R.L. Burnside - Snake Drive
Youtube QPKNTVUSgtA
 
2018-03-08 02:40:16 PM  
Has anyone seen the chicken?
 
2018-03-08 02:45:20 PM  
Snake?  Snaaake?  Snaaaaaaaaaake????
 
2018-03-08 02:50:10 PM  
It's also the same time of year that the hippies start to return to the Shawnee National Forest and go by their chosen name of "Earth Dancer," "Earth Dancer," and "Earth Dancer." Oh, of course, who could forget "Earth Dancer."
 
2018-03-08 02:53:24 PM  

ArkPanda: It's called Snake Road.  You can't complain that it doesn't warn you.


Don't worry. It's just a name.
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/Snake Road is actually a cul-de-sac.
 
2018-03-08 02:55:56 PM  
My daughter and I went during the fall closure. I think it wasn't quite cold enough yet, because we didn't see any snakes, but we did see lots of frogs, turtles and an armadillo. It's a cool little trial and an odd ecosystem, with a swamp butted right up to a cliff. A good day trip and walk with my 6 year old.
 
2018-03-08 02:59:28 PM  

busy chillin': it is just internet slang, but nopes are spiders...as said, snakes are danger noodles.


I don't like spiders and snakes
 
2018-03-08 03:01:23 PM  

Demonrats: It's also the same time of year that the hippies start to return to the Shawnee National Forest and go by their chosen name of "Earth Dancer," "Earth Dancer," and "Earth Dancer." Oh, of course, who could forget "Earth Dancer."


"Rainbow Family" https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rainbow​_​Family
 
2018-03-08 03:07:21 PM  
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2018-03-08 03:14:20 PM  

Slypork: busy chillin': it is just internet slang, but nopes are spiders...as said, snakes are danger noodles.

I don't like spiders and snakes


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I also had the album
 
2018-03-08 03:14:44 PM  

Keeve: Has anyone seen the chicken?


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2018-03-08 03:15:12 PM  

Slypork: busy chillin': it is just internet slang, but nopes are spiders...as said, snakes are danger noodles.

I don't like spiders and snakes


MaryLou?
 
2018-03-08 03:17:34 PM  
This is what happens when you put an end to Whacking Day
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2018-03-08 03:17:58 PM  
Not that far from here; before I clicked I was thinking "that sounds like what is happening across the river... doh."
 
2018-03-08 03:18:18 PM  

Habeas Porpoise: This is what happens when you put an end to Whacking Day
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Rolla has it covered over where they are.
 
2018-03-08 03:19:46 PM  

drjekel_mrhyde: guestguy: That sounds pretty damn neat, actually.

Nope and I love snakes. In the next month the ones in Northern Illinois will be out. I went to the Fox river around that time and it was 10 of thousands of them muthafarkers everywhere. It was hard to walk on a path without stepping on one.


Seriously?  Man, I would shiat every time, I'm terrified of snakes.  Had two bad encounters when I was very young, about 50 years ago.  I'm 56, and have never in my life even touched a snake, and if all goes according to plan I'll go the next 56 years without touching one.
 
2018-03-08 03:27:26 PM  
I don't get it. All I saw was a bunch of photos of sticks and leaves.
 
2018-03-08 03:32:01 PM  
That would be cool to see. If it was just garter snakes and other small, non-venomous varieties, it would be fun to get up close. But it seems they get a few cottonmouths among them.
 
2018-03-08 03:36:06 PM  

stir22: drjekel_mrhyde: guestguy: That sounds pretty damn neat, actually.

Nope and I love snakes. In the next month the ones in Northern Illinois will be out. I went to the Fox river around that time and it was 10 of thousands of them muthafarkers everywhere. It was hard to walk on a path without stepping on one.

Seriously?  Man, I would shiat every time, I'm terrified of snakes.  Had two bad encounters when I was very young, about 50 years ago.  I'm 56, and have never in my life even touched a snake, and if all goes according to plan I'll go the next 56 years without touching one.


I am little girl terrified of snakes and don' cate who knows it.

/actually have nieces who aren't as scared of snakes as I am but 'little girl scared' gets my point across
 
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2018-03-08 03:44:42 PM  
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2018-03-08 03:59:04 PM  
So an average of 60% of the snakes in Illinois are in that little area? Are the other 40% in the State House or at the BAR association meeting?
 
2018-03-08 04:49:55 PM  
What does Indianapolis Jones have to say, though.
 
2018-03-08 04:51:16 PM  
Common names of reptiles and amphibians occurring at this site: American toad, bird-voiced tree frog, black racer, black rat snake, broadhead skink, brown snake, bullfrog, green frog, cave salamander, central newt, common kingsnake, common snapping turtle, copperhead, cottonmouth, cricket frog, diamondback water snake, eastern box turtle, eastern garter snake, eastern hognose snake, fence lizard, five-lined skink, flathead snake, Fowler's toad, gray tree frog, green tree frog, ground skink, lesser siren, long tail salamander, marbled salamander, midland water snake, Mississippi green water snake, mud snake, musk turtle, painted turtle, red milksnake, red-bellied snake, red-eared slider, ringneck snake, rough green snake, slimy salamander, smooth earth snake, southern leopard frog, Spotted salamander, spring peeper, timber rattlesnake, upland chorus frog, western ribbon snake, wood frog and worm snake.

Red-eared Sliders is the name of my competitive soup eating team.

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2018-03-08 04:51:36 PM  

bhcompy: Snake?  Snaaake?  Snaaaaaaaaaake????


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2018-03-08 05:05:13 PM  

MSBFDffpm: bhcompy: Snake?  Snaaake?  Snaaaaaaaaaake????

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Call me Plissken
 
2018-03-08 05:11:11 PM  
Is that another snake in your pants, or are you just happy to see me?

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2018-03-08 05:23:43 PM  
Saw this guy a few miles from Snake Road couple of Falls ago

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2018-03-08 06:31:41 PM  
I looked up Illinois geography and yes it works if you just change the last word of the quote from "plane" to "plain".
 
2018-03-08 06:38:02 PM  
Snakes can be moody this time of year.

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2018-03-08 07:36:55 PM  
That's adorable, but you might want to head up to the Narcisse dens in Manitoba for the real deal. Get there when the garter snakes are coming out after a long winter's nap. The males come out first and then hang around for the females to emerge. Then. It's.ON!

Estimates are that 75,000 to 100,000 snakes use the dens each year.

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2018-03-08 07:52:20 PM  

Rock Krenn: That's adorable, but you might want to head up to the Narcisse dens in Manitoba for the real deal. Get there when the garter snakes are coming out after a long winter's nap. The males come out first and then hang around for the females to emerge. Then. It's.ON!

Estimates are that 75,000 to 100,000 snakes use the dens each year.

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Dr. Jones frowns on these shenanigans.
 
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