Dolichophis caspius behaviour

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Dolichophis caspius behaviour

Postby Ilian Velikov » Sun Aug 15, 2010 2:08 pm

Hi everyone,

I founf these photos of Dolichophis caspius on the net. They are from Turkey and are taken with a mobile phone! I was wondering if the two snakes are fighting or mating! I think it's fighting but let's see what other people think!

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Thank you!
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Re: Dolichophis caspius behaviour

Postby Mario Schweiger » Sun Aug 15, 2010 2:10 pm

Combat dance - for sure ;)

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Re: Dolichophis caspius behaviour

Postby GertJan Verspui » Sun Aug 15, 2010 2:44 pm

Must be love or lust.
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Re: Dolichophis caspius behaviour

Postby Ilian Velikov » Sun Aug 15, 2010 3:47 pm

Thanks to both of you!

Mario, I thought so,too! It's a very nice documentation, too bad that the guy who saw them wasn't someone interested in snakes and with better camera! Have someone of you observed that in the wild?

GertJan, I didn't exactly get it! Do you think it's mating?
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Re: Dolichophis caspius behaviour

Postby GertJan Verspui » Sun Aug 15, 2010 7:08 pm

Yes Ilian, I do think the same, I only said it in a human way (love) and an other human way (lust).
Males fighting for girls.
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Re: Dolichophis caspius behaviour

Postby Grégoire Meier » Mon Aug 16, 2010 8:24 am

wow
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