Above is the habitat to be burned, and opened up.
Above is the basking Hog-nosed Snake.
Superficially, the colour of this Hog-nosed Snake looks similar to a Black Ratsnake, an extremely rare snake in the Long Point area. Notice, the upturned "snout", a great feature that readily identifies this species regardless of colour. Hog-nosed Snakes also have keeled scales (ridges), whereas a Black Ratsnake is basically smooth scaled.
Below are some shots of the burning process.
Unfortunately I couldn't stay until the end of the day, so I didn't get any shots of what it looked like after the burn, but I'm sure I'll be back to this site soon.