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Combat Dance of two Male Snakes

As these two snakes coil around each other in a seemingly affectionate tussle of mating, all is not as it seems. These are actually two male Rat Snakes who are in combat for dominance, to prove who is the strongest of the pack. While no mating is involved, the two snakes perform the 'dance’ by wrapping around each other and raising their upper bodies in an attempt to subdue each other. Location: Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve, Madhya Pradesh State, India

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© Mainak Ray.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 06.2018
Total Views: 26
Filed Under: Natural World
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Date Uploaded: Nov. 16, 2018, 7:51 a.m.
Camera Make: Canon
Camera Model: Canon EOS-1D X
Focal Length: 500mm
Shutter Speed: 1/1600
Aperture: f6.3
ISO: ISO3200
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PHOTO LOCATION bandhavgarh national park, Madhya Pradesh, India, India