Huge snakes face off over massive female

 

SNAKE season has started early in Queensland, with one local catcher finding two male pythons in combat to "win over" a large female snake for mating.

Steven Brown, whose business is Brisbane North Snake Catchers and Relocation, said he was called to Wright's Mountain after a dog alerted homeowners to two coastal carpet pythons, which were hanging out of the ridge capping of the roof.

The male coastal pythons locked in combat. Source: Steven Brown from Brisbane North Snake Catchers and Relocation
The male coastal pythons locked in combat. Source: Steven Brown from Brisbane North Snake Catchers and Relocation


Brown said the two male pythons were in combat - which usually happens when a female snake is nearby - for "the right to mate with the female".

"Over the past week things have started to slowly pick up," Brown told The Courier-Mail.

Steve Brown says breeding season has started early this year. Source: Steven Brown from Brisbane North Snake Catchers and Relocation
Steve Brown says breeding season has started early this year. Source: Steven Brown from Brisbane North Snake Catchers and Relocation

"I sent a worker of mine to a job yesterday to a breeding pair of carpet pythons.

"Seeing it hasn't gotten very cold this season and it's already starting to warm up over the past couple weeks, snakes are starting to mate early.

Snake breeding season is starting early in Queensland. Source: Steven Brown from Brisbane North Snake Catchers and Relocation.
Snake breeding season is starting early in Queensland. Source: Steven Brown from Brisbane North Snake Catchers and Relocation.


"Normally we don't really see this behaviour for about another month or so."

Snakes entangled in combat during breeding season. Source: Steven Brown from Brisbane North Snake Catchers and Relocation
Snakes entangled in combat during breeding season. Source: Steven Brown from Brisbane North Snake Catchers and Relocation

Brown mentioned to the homeowners where the two male pythons were found that there would most likely be a female in their roof cavity and offered to check as the snake would attract more males over the following days.

A massive python in a shed roof. Source: Steven Brown from Brisbane North Snake Catchers and Relocation
A massive python in a shed roof. Source: Steven Brown from Brisbane North Snake Catchers and Relocation

He found the large female snake hiding in the ridge capping and interestingly said the two male snakes were afraid of her size.

All three were located to a new place to continue with there "shenanigans".

Three snakes were relocated from Wright's Mountain. Source: Steven Brown from Brisbane North Snake Catchers and Relocation
Three snakes were relocated from Wright's Mountain. Source: Steven Brown from Brisbane North Snake Catchers and Relocation


Originally published as Huge snakes face off over massive female



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