Return to Snake Island!

Return to Snake Island!

Yes, wow, look at that. That may be the
largest garter snake I have ever caught in Ohio, wow. (energetic drum music) Wait, wait, Coyote Pack. Before you guys watch the video, have a big announcement to make. Now, we are doing an exclusive once-in-a-lifetime giveaway. I’m gonna be
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see ya later, ah. Lake Erie is considered
to be the fourth largest of the five Great
Lakes in North America. And jutting from its
aquamarine waters are a series of
archipelagic islands. These unique land masses have isolated within
their lush confines, a limited, yet eclectic
mix of animal species, most notably, their snakes. Today we are kayaking toward
the shore of North Bass Island. During the first season
of Breaking Trail, we explored this
island’s coastline, where we encountered, caught, and got up close for the cameras its most famous snake species,
the Lake Erie water snake. These reptiles are
primarily aquatic, and spend their days
hunting for fish, and the invasive romgobi. And while they are
often misidentified as venomous water moccasins, the Lake Erie water snake
is actually a non-venomous, and completely harmless species. This mission returns
us to North Bass, where we plan to explore
the island’s interior in search of its most elusive
reptile, the fox snake. (water rippling) – [Mario] Alright. (grunting) – [Coyote] Well, you made it,
from Middle Bass, past Sugar, and finally to North Bass. – Let’s do it.
– Now this, – [Coyote] will be our
playground for the day, are you excited? – Yeah, let’s do it. (upbeat music) – [Coyote] North Bass Island
spans nearly 700 acres. Most of which is
uninhabited by humans, making it the perfect
refuge for animals. As we began exploring, the path of least resistance
found us following an old road that runs along
the southern shoreline. Early in the morning,
this had potential as the perfect
place to find snakes basking in warm sunlight, and it wasn’t long before Mario
spotted the first serpent. Okay guys, we got
our first snake. Looks like it might be
some species of garter. Let me see if I can get
a hand on it real quick. (dramatic music) Oh, got it.
– Nice. – Oh, just a little guy. Beautiful, look at that.
– Oh, look at that guy. – That’s a garter snake. Little tiny one, oh,
gettin’ pooped on. Ugh, look at that
beautiful snake. Wow. I’m not sure exactly what
variety of garter snake that is. There are many
different species, we’ll have to look this one up. It’s likely just an
eastern garter snake, but they have several
different color variations that they come in, and
this one almost has a turquoise stripe right
down the center of its back. I bet you this snake just
recently shed its skin, and the way that I can tell there’s a lot of iridescence
to the scales on its head, and running the
length of the body. Look at the belly,
extremely smooth scales. Keeled scaled snake, allows him to easily
move through these rocks, and this time in the morning, the snakes are just coming
out to sun themselves, where they’ll heat up, and then head out
to hunt for the day. I would say that’s a good
start to our adventure here on North Bass Island. One snake in the
first five minutes. Alright, let’s let this one go. It wasn’t a fox snake, but we were off to a good start. In fact, when it came
to garter snakes, we couldn’t catch
enough of them. Garter snakes everywhere
on North Bass Island. Depending on the time of year, garter snakes, often mistakenly
called garden snakes, can be incredibly plentiful. When it comes to
their natural range, this species spans throughout
most of North America, and is arguably the most
common snake in the world. When it comes North Bass Island,
I think it’s safe to say, that there are no shortage
of these friendly snakes. Well, I found some
more garter snakes. – [Mario] Whoa. – Three more garter
snakes in just a matter of about 15 minutes. I would say that there
is no question about it, North Bass Island is
definitely Snake Island. (upbeat music) We moved further
along the roadway, and eventually came to
an abandoned building. This was a perfect place
to search for fox snakes, as they often hide
under fallen debris. So flipping boards, or
pieces of scrap metal, I hoped would yield the
results we searched for. Yet once again, all we found
was another garter snake. But this one, oh, garter
snake, was a giant. Yes, wow, look at that. Hold on, back up
just a touch there. That may be the
largest garter snake I have ever caught in Ohio. Wow, incredibly docile too. Now, that’s one of the things
I love about garter snakes, is they very rarely
try to strike. Look at that snake,
absolutely beautiful, and this one looks like
it may have just shed, and the way I can tell that is look at all the
iridescence in its skin. Look at the coloration
in that eye, the dark pupil, and
the copper tones that surround it on the outside. And then all of that
orange coloration that runs down the
length of the body. This is one of the
prettiest garter snakes I have ever seen. And when a snake
freshly sheds like this, it has a lot of
iridescence to its scales. Now as we know, snakes
shed their skins throughout the
course of their life. As they grow, they become
too large for their skin. They shed it, and then they
have this beautiful coloration, and as snakes grow, and they
get ready to shed their skin, they actually will
be dull in color. And sometimes you
may see a snake that looks like
perhaps its blind. The eye might be clouded. That’s just the eye scale
also getting ready to shed. Now as we know, snakes
do not have eyelids. They actually have a
protective scale over their eye that also sheds at the time when the snake sheds
its entire body. Wow, look how calm it is. And now, this time of day, when the suns just
beginning to come out is when these snakes
are gonna start hunting. And this one is
an absolute giant. Look at that, that snake is
almost three feet in length. Wow, have you ever seen a
garter snake this big before? – [Mario] That’s a good one. – That is a good one right
there. Look how calm it is. It’s still pretty
cool out right now. The snake hasn’t had the
chance to come out and sun yet. If it had, it would be
slithering much faster trying to get away. Now, what garter snakes
are out here hunting for is pretty much any
opportunistic prey item they can come across. Small rodents, frogs, toads,
even insects are fair game for a reptile like this.
Now I do know that they have a slight anticoagulant
in their saliva, which when they
bite their prey item will cause it to bleed
more than normal. This blood acts as a lubricant to help the snake
swallow its prey whole. As we know, snakes do
not chew their food, they expand their jaws, and
then work that prey item down into the throat
and throughout the
course of the body. And the thing I
love about snakes is you think of them as
just being heads and tails. Snakes are mostly
necks, despite the fact that this is a body. You have a spinal column running the entire length of the snake, and then ribs that
encapsulate all of the organs. Such a cool reptile. Now maybe what we can
do, let’s do this. I’m gonna actually set
it down on the grass. We’ve got a completely
controlled situation here, and watch the way that this
snake just slinks along. And that’s what they’ll do, they’ll poke their
heads up like that. They have great vision. They also use that forked
tongue to sense the environment. What that snake
is doing right now is its tasting
chemicals in the air, trying to determine is
there any predator close by? Is there any prey close by? And look at that. Look how fast the snake is
actually capable of moving when its in open
space like this. And I love that design. Look at that turquoise stripe running down the
length of the body, just over the spinal column, and then the yellowish
coloration on the side. Such a cool reptile. There we go, wow, what
an excellent find. One of the largest garter
snakes I have ever caught, and actually the first time we’ve ever featured
a garter snake on the Brave Wilderness Channel. I’m Coyote Peterson, be brave. Stay wild, we’ll see ya
on the next adventure. You know what I’m gonna do, just set her right
down in the grass here, let’s watch her slither off. Got a good shot?
– Yep. – [Coyote] Later sweetie. The garter is one of the most common snake species
in the world, and it’s likely a reptile
you have encountered in your own backyard. They are non-venomous,
completely harmless, and will always do their
best to avoid humans. So this snake is
absolutely nothing to fear. North Bass Island
is certainly home to a healthy population of
these slithering serpents, yet the Holy Grail of
reptiles that we sought after was going to be much
more difficult to find, and ultimately catch. Stay tuned for the
magnificent conclusion, as we go head first after
the elusive fox snake. And don’t forget, subscribe, so you can join me and the crew on this season of
Breaking Trail. (logo whooshing) (coyote baying)

Randy Schultz

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90 thoughts on “Return to Snake Island!

  1. 10,000 Subscribers With no video challenge says:

    No garter snake island

  2. jax potter says:

    yesterday i saw this after i got to catch and hold my first snake

  3. Tony says:

    8:31 just gave me the biggest chills

  4. Gail Ghany says:

    My daughter loves to watch your videos and she's a big fan of snakes…but I hate them 😒

  5. påsk lilla says:

    good job

  6. Chugonchu Demonstration says:

    You are really really great and fantastic !

  7. georgyboy Albee says:

    I have caught garter snakes over 2 foot in maine

  8. Jana Jana says:

    The actual snake island is in brazil and u wouldn’t survive tho. It has one if the most venomous snakes ever

  9. 박박서준 says:

    very scard island

  10. ThinkTayler 05 says:

    At my old school in the elementary and we were have science class and we were required to go outside to the marsh and there is many Garter Snake when you would cross the trail and when it passes by I freak out and run opposite of the snake

  11. Mandy Johnston says:

    There all gorgeous

  12. Blitzen Gaming says:

    wonder what Coyote was running away from in the intro…

  13. Shiroyasha m/ says:

    Snake island but only full of Garter snakes.. lol

  14. midoriya izuku says:

    Most people I know: AHHHH A SNAKEEE RUNN

    me: AWwwwwww look at the snake awwwwww

  15. Ghf9 10 says:


  16. Cadie Hammons says:

    8 likes for my 8th birthday?

  17. Miss MidNight :V says:

    That's a clickbait and you know that
    That island is waaaay far from the real snake island (the one in Brazil)

  18. complex david says:

    you try holding a lizard you just quiet

  19. A 2 Z REPORT says:

    Good video

  20. Midhun rxme says:

    Why those snakes are not biting him

  21. Red Vaporizer says:

    Coyote’s trip to “Snake Island”

    Feat. Kevin Durant

  22. Itz Axial says:

    This dude catches snake like it's a piece of cake

  23. Madhav Royal says:

    Why those snakes 🐍 are not biting him🧐🤔

  24. bf says:

    I wonder we have mice and rat outbreaks unable to control them. Since these snakes are endangered what would happen if you introduce another invasive species that the snakes can eat

  25. AKNationPremium PREMIUM says:

    Garter snakes in my state bite you 😔 but.not the baby's I found one today 😊

  26. Elena Hickman says:

    Can you please do a video on Queimada Grande island

  27. Dylan Franks says:

    I love your video my name is Dylan franks

  28. El Mostrito says:

    Dressed Safari, but playing in his back yard.

  29. Aaron Willis says:

    I have two long tail lizard

  30. Wendy Glenn says:

    I was the 40k like

  31. Cindy C. says:

    As soon as I saw the title I was like I WANNA GO THERE

  32. Jadan Mack-ellis says:

    I catch bigger snakes than that

  33. Kailan Campbell says:

    When I first read the title I thought they were going to, as called in Portugese, Ilha Quelhima Grande, or, Snake Island in Brazil. Like if you thought the same, and comment if you didn't.

  34. Joey GalápogosTv says:

    garters are my fav

  35. Sanjana Gautam says:

    Hey go and see the
    Island Brazil
    The house of world's most venomous snakes

  36. [myst]goldwolfgamer888x says:

    Darn, I thought you were going to llha de queimada grande in Brazil off the coast of sao paulo 1.5 thousand extremely venomous snakes on a tiny island I was worried for a minute
    Edit: actually its 15 thousand oops

  37. Aydin says:

    The first snake is a checkered garder snake not eastern

  38. Melanie Lumelleau says:


  39. Ultra MKD Gamer says:

    how much snake islands are there? we got one in macedonia,there is one in brazil and in ohio ??

  40. Janin Carato says:

    How do you know so much about animals and reptiles!?!?!?

  41. Dylan H says:

    A garter snake pretty much is a garden snake since thats where they like to hide in residential areas…but yes its name is the garter snake.

  42. the Stanley family says:

    Went snake hunting today found a mouse


  43. Stephanie Vargas says:

    you should see snake disgorory

  44. gkanchan123 says:

    I ❤️ your show I want to be like you 😁

  45. gkanchan123 says:

    Do Garter🐍have poison

  46. RĒĒČĒ says:

    I love snakes

  47. Pia Bradbury says:

    I love ❤️ 🐍 snakes

  48. Benro Juds says:

    It's all your snake.

  49. Cats Always Cats says:

    I think i saw a garter snake in a nature park today

  50. Autumn Arnett says:

    I have had Two Or Three Garter snakes But right now I have three now!

  51. American_Warrior says:

    Garter snakes have a RED tongue.. a red n black tongue, to be more specific

  52. XxBabyMegalodonxX 247 says:

    I thought he is going to the snake island in Brazil. I got clickbaited

  53. Kurt Beboy says:


  54. Cosplay Productions Studios says:

    This is my dream island

  55. Sky Bear says:

    The first snake I've ever caught was a ringed neck snake

  56. Tavie Osorio says:

    You are awesome

  57. Drkninja 10 says:

    Is it just me or half the things coyote says I don’t understand

    Just me? Oh ok

  58. 1k Subs wihout Videos Challange says:

    Wow u saw my friends

  59. thebutlers2005 says:

    You should go to rattlesnake island in Lake Erie!!!

  60. Meredith Salmon says:

    WhT the heck was this

  61. Sa Yagami says:

    how do know that some snake is venom and some non?

  62. Ericks Show says:

    Love you vid😎😎😎😎😎😎😎😎😎😎😎😎😎😎😎🤓🤓🤓😎🤓🤓🤓🤓🤓🤓🤓🤓🤓🤓🤓🤓😎😎😎😎😎😎🤓🤓🤓😎😎😎

  63. Kiwiish Fairytale god says:


  64. Kiwiish Fairytale god says:


  65. Babita Pundir says:

    why are you disturb them stuped

  66. SKYWAY FILM says:

    Nice sir

  67. hank 0119 says:

    I love your videos coyote me and my cousin love exploring new places I love your videos

  68. xd OverPowered says:

    Coyote: have you ever seen a garter snake that big before?
    Mark: That's a good one!

  69. Soph Serv says:

    Speaking of garden snakes I saw two and one was slither to my mothers garden

  70. ryuk says:

    i wish i could find garter snakes in my yard. my family havent seen them in years. when i went up north i caught a water snake and a garter snake. the garter snake bit me! i knew they could bite but it musked on me and right away it started to strike. i was bleeding like crazy. it hurt a little more than a small ball python but the garter snake was a good 3 feet long.

  71. Beanicall says:

    Lmao SoT reference

  72. Wolfinator 97 says:

    I've seen many different garter snakes, recently I've seen a baby, I've seen a green striped one, plus a decapitated head

  73. Sabrina Uddin says:

    your the best

  74. Brisa Waight says:

    So after watching snake discovery I figured out it was garter snakes and I had been thinking it was garden snakes :')

  75. Gururaj Sahasrabudhe says:

    You are a awesome man

  76. possible vehicles says:

    I love your youtubechannel

  77. LexieLou says:

    My relative: I was in my backyard the other day and I found this huge sna-

    My mom: don’t say it

    Relative:…say what? Snake?

    Mom: oh god

    Me, crashing through the window: DID SOMEBODY SAY SNAKE???????????????

  78. _ Felidae _ says:

    I was literally right there a couple days ago!! I wish I had time to go snake hunting there 😭

  79. Foxtony says:

    Orochimaru the king of snakes ? Where is he

  80. Nicholas Martinez says:

    Why didn’t they show a fox snake

  81. dresi tron says:

    Garter sneks

  82. Ginger Anderson says:

    Hey coyote I know you said your done with the stings but um have you ever heard of a red wasp. The red wasp is common in Tennessee and I was wondering if you got stung by one. If you haven't can you do a video of getting stung by a red wasp please. thanks.

  83. George Oliva says:

    Gardens snakes are not poisen im a kid and alrady grave a garden snake in Colorado

  84. Megacoolfrog Playz says:

    The first snake I caught was a sharp tailed snake

  85. Megacoolfrog Playz says:

    I love animals

  86. Mayson Daily vlogs says:


  87. b i r b says:

    I found a garter snake in my backyard lol

  88. mobile legends country missing lord says:

    Nice video

  89. KING JAMES says:

    I though the GIVE AWAYS is a BOX that FULL of SNAKES😂😂😂

  90. -Saturn Gacha- says:

    I don't really like snakes but I do think that snakes are absolutely beautiful creatures!

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