Thursday, May 12, 2005

Friday Snake Blogging Special Edition Part II: Snake Orgy


These are Northern Water Snakes, Nerodia sipedon(click the pic to enlarge). The photos were taken this week. This place is covered with them and they have practically no fear at this point. These snakes are mating, I assume it is two males on one female. Their tails are twisted and knotted up and they paid me very little attention while photographing. I was not able to see any reproductive organs, but from what I understand, that can be difficult. Here is a link to a page discussing the hemipenes of a male copperhead.

Here is some bonus video footage of these three snakes mating.You can also see at the top, a fourth snake looking for some action. It is an mpg, about 5 seconds and 1.8 Mb.

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4 Comments:

Blogger Sunidesus said...

Also very cool!

9:24 AM  
Blogger Wayne said...

Henry, I don't know how you managed to wait a whole day before posting part II. Those are superb pictures. Never seen anything like it.

10:11 AM  
Blogger AYDIN Ă–RSTAN said...

Henry,
You started it & now I am following with my snake pictures at http://snailstales.blogspot.com/2005/05/snakes-tails-1.html

6:35 AM  
Blogger oldwhitelady said...

"Spiders And Snakes"

(As recorded by Jim Stafford)
JIM STAFFORD
DAVID BELLAMY

I remember when Mary Lou said she wanted to walk me home from school
Well I said yes I do
She said I don't have to go right home
And I would kinda like to be alone some if you would
I said me too
And so we took a stroll and wound up down by the swimming hole
And she said do what you want to do
Got silly and found a frog in the water by the hollow log
And I shook it at her and I said this frog's for you, she said

I don't like spiders and snakes
And that ain't what it takes to love me
Like I wanna be loved by you
I don't like spiders and snakes
And that ain't what it takes to love me
Like I wanna be loved by you

Well I took out that girl from time to time, I called her up when I got a dime
I said hello baby, she said ain't you cool
Said do you remember when, and would you like to get together again
She said I'll see you after school
I was so shy and so for awhile most of my love was touch and smile
So she said come on over here, I was nervous I guess
Still looking for something to slip down her dress
And she said let's make it perfectly clear

I don't like spiders and snakes
And that ain't what it takes to love me
Like I wanna be loved by you
I don't like spiders and snakes
And that ain't what it takes to love me
Like I wanna be loved by you

(c) Copyright 1973 and 1974 by Kaiser Music Co., Inc. Gimp Music and Boo Music.

- SONG HITS, June 1974.

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I like spiders and snakes, but your post reminded me of that cool song.

8:10 AM  

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