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    Mating (wild) rat snakes- watch footage

    He stops to watch & film them along a bike trail- then becomes part of their "furniture"-

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    Excellent footage but I don't think he witnessed what he thought.

    This looks like two males figuring out who gets the girl...

    I've been fortunate to watch a male rat find a female rat in the wild two times...it was an entirely different dance.

    Thanks for sharing though. Very cool.
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    Re: Mating (wild) rat snakes- watch footage

    Quote Originally Posted by bns View Post
    Excellent footage but I don't think he witnessed what he thought.

    This looks like two males figuring out who gets the girl...

    I've been fortunate to watch a male rat find a female rat in the wild two times...it was an entirely different dance.

    Thanks for sharing though. Very cool.

    I was thinking the same thing- that it looked more like 2 males doing some combat, but I was giving him the benefit of the doubt since we saw very little of the snake's tails. But you can see how each snake repeatedly tries to dominate the other-pushing down each other's heads. Mating rat snakes are generally far more cooperative- not to mention, successful.

    I've bred a few of my rat snakes in the past, & with all that action, they'd have easily been joined up. Either way, it was hilarious that they ended up on his leg, & almost oblivious to his presence.
    Last edited by Bogertophis; 06-23-2022 at 04:35 PM.
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