Also known as “The Dance of the Adders”, this is a form of ritual combat between two male adders (Vipera berus). This show of strength will decide who gets the territory and the females!
Coming to an area near you: snakes, and plenty of them. With unusually warm temperatures and plenty of rainfall this spring, experts say this could be a bumper crop year for snakes. While Texas has never been short on the snake commodities list, people and pets should be aware that they are out and about, says a Texas A&M University expert.
Dwarf Sahara Sand Viper (Cerastes Vipera), a photo by HyperViper on Flickr. And if you want to see more of these, check out the Photo Gallery we put together on Flickr!
The Santa Catalina Island Rattlesnake, Crotalus catalinensis, is listed as ‘Critically Endangered’ on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. As its name suggests, this rattlesnake is restricted to Isla Santa Catalina in the Gulf of California, an island covering just 40 square kilometres.