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-Signs, Portents, and the Weather-
Why Does It have to be Snakes?
2018-09-12
[USAToday] An Australian snake catcher captured video of two coastal carpet pythons attacking each other inside a family's spare bedroom.
Fighting over a girlfriend?
It all went down, literally, after the male snakes fell from a ceiling duct inside a home in a western Brisbane suburb.
At least they were not on a plane.
"This pair has been a bit naughty," Lana Field from Snake Catchers Brisbane said in a Facebook Live from the scene on Sunday. "They have pushed their way through from the ceiling and left a bit of a mess."
Was one named Monty?
The snakes, apparently "small" for that area, are about 5.7-feet-long, Field said, as the reptiles thrashed and wrestled near a bedroom closet. The video shows the snakes twisting around each other, and even slamming the other to the ground.
I'd really hate to see a big one.
The reason for the violent fight? A lady snake. Field explained that males tracking the scent of a female python will often duke it out to prove who is stronger, and more deserving of the mate.

"They can continue like this for hours until one is exhausted," Field said.

While these snakes were evenly matched, Field said battles between large and small snakes can end in a nasty bite. Field, who appeared feet away from the raging pythons, also assured viewers that she was watching at a safe distance and the snakes were more interested in each other than her.
I'd hate it if a snake was interested in me.
She recorded more than five minutes of video before she said she caught and relocated the pythons to a bushy creek over a mile away.

No word on the location or relationship status of the female python at the center of this love triangle.
Posted by:Deacon Blues

#2   Field explained that males tracking the scent of a female python will often duke it out to prove who is stronger, and more deserving of the mate.

She needs to explain these basics to the highly credentialed creatures that inhabit our institutions of higher learning, particularly the 'Studies' departments. I'm sure they'll denounce her as an agent of the patriarchy.
Posted by: Procopius2k   2018-09-12 04:05  

#1  she caught and relocated the pythons

Did she have an apple?
Posted by: Skidmark   2018-09-12 02:41  

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