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Thread: rat snakes mating

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    Default rat snakes mating

    it was shoot at sight. didn't get a second chance.
    Canon SX20IS f 5.0, 1/200, ISO 200 little cropped on the left of the image.
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    Nice image.Observation of snakes is a fascinating arena.Hope you have equipped yourself reading some good books on Indian snakes so that you could identify venomous snakes from a distance and are conversant about their behaviour.

    The vertical twining is usually a ritual combat between male rat snakes.As far as I know they may mate on trees or on land.They lie down for sometime on such occasion.

    I am so happy to learn about your interest.Thanks for sharing.SaktiWild

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    thanks sakthi sir,
    snakes have always been my interest. never like to miss tv shows involving snakes

    prasanth:

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    Quite fascinating to see rat snakes mate in water. Have never seen such behaviour. Where did you click this? Thanks for sharing.

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    Nice to see two male rat snakes in water. It might be quite a sighting. I remember sighting similar behavior but that was on land. You can see the image here -
    http://www.indiawilds.com/forums/sho...ghlight=snakes

    How long was the sighting? Thanks for sharing.
    Regards,
    Mrudul Godbole

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    thanks,

    Murugan Anantharaman it was on my own backyard pond

    Mrudul i could sight for only a few minutes & soon they broke off. may be they were fighting for some time before i got there. immediately after i shot this pic they broke off and one of them went on to catch a frog

    prasanth

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