Thursday, September 2, 2010

Amethyst Pythons shine in coital coiling


Coital coiling by Amethyst Pythons (Morelia amethistina) in Tyto. First sighted four-metres plus female and smaller male close to main entry track early yesterday.


No hurried sex for pythons so little changed till mid-morning today. Male vanished first from the head-high pandanus clump. Two hours later the female also was gone. Perhaps she'll produce and care for her eggs in the wetlands. But it would need  a microchip and tracking to confirm such a hope.  
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3 comments:

Luuuuuua said...

F REUSITE FOTOGRAFII,DAR EU NU AS AVEA CURAJ SA MA APROPI DE EI

swampythings said...

Your camera skills as well as your hours of careful observation around Tyto certainly give us some wonderful pictures to admire Tony. Its interesting to see the contrast between size of male and female - lovely pic.

Tyto Tony said...

Thanks Lu.

Hi Barbara:Observation skills??? Blush. Guess which pythons reappeared same place again yesterday and female still there today. And I thought she couldn't hide from me :-(