There is one Illinois road you are not allowed to drive on until October is over and there's a good reason for that. You can go on foot, but only if you want to see snakes. Lots and lots of snakes. A new video share of Illinois Snake Road shows copperheads are everywhere.

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If you're not familiar with herping, that's the hobby where people voluntarily go exploring for snakes. The most knowledgeable I've seen on YouTube is the NKFherping channel. Snake Road, by the way, is the LaRue Pine Hills of southern Illinois as they point out in their video description.

Have I mentioned yet that copperheads are migrating this time of year? Here's proof.

NKFherping via YouTube
NKFherping via YouTube
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Oh, wait. Here's another. You have to really try to NOT see a copperhead on this Illinois road now.

NKFherping via YouTube
NKFherping via YouTube
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Here's one of the scariest combinations possible on Earth. It's a snake slithering back into a crevasse that also includes a mammoth spider.

NKFherping via YouTube
NKFherping via YouTube
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As the sign says, Snake Road is closed to vehicles this time of year (until October 31) because of the migrating snakes which are many.

NKFherping via YouTube
NKFherping via YouTube
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You don't want to attempt a foot visit to Snake Road in Illinois unless you're snake-smart like these guys. I admire their courage and knowledge of these interesting (and for me, avoidable if at all possible) creatures.

If you're interested in snakes, make sure to follow this group on YouTube.

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Gallery Credit: Wesley Adams