Rural Municipality of Ochre River
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Ochre River School
Snake Hill is the name given to a shale cliff inside the Riding Mountain National Park boundary approximately eleven miles south and west of Ochre River. It's exact location is two and one-half miles west of the south west corner of section 31-22-17 WPM.Snakes migrate to this area each autumn. As colder weather approaches, the snakes from miles around make their way to this hill and slither into the cliff and surrounding knolls for their winter hibernation. There must be hundreds of tunnels lacing the interior of this hill, judging from the outward appearance of the face of the cliff. The particular type of shale in this hill must provide the proper winter protection.
These snakes are drawn to Snake Hill every autumn by some mysterious instinct unknown to us. They hibernate there until the warmth of the spring sun stirs them to life again in early May.
Ochre River United Church
|Rural Municipality of Ochre River   206 MacKenzie Avenue   Box 40   Ochre River Manitoba   R0L 1K0   (204)733-2423|