life always finds a way
I’m going to guess she did find a male, and just because we didn’t see it doesn’t mean this snake is giving birth to Jesus Christ reborn
@Duncan5769, the article says snakes can hold sperm for years, but the longest on record was like 13 years. So this would be a new record for how long it can survive in a snake.
@Duncan5769, obviously, because as serpents they would be anti-christ offspring.
@Tom0126, well the article doesn't mention how long it hasn't seen a male soo it could be less than 13
@Duncan5769, doesnt mean theyre fertalized. I think snakes are like chickens in that regard. But wtf do i know about snakes next to nothing.
@Tom0126, sounds like an exgirlfriend move right there
@Duncan5769, Hello, do you have a minute to talk about Snesus?
@Tom0126, and yet i cant hold onto mine for more than 3 :(
@Duncan5769, I don’t know if snakes can do this, but some lizard species can undergo a process called parthenogenesis. When there’s no males around, females will create eggs that can develop into babies without any fertilization. This means the babies are genetically identical to the mother and are always female. It’s a really fascinating process.
@CocoasBro, you are correct. Source: I studied wildlife management science in college.
Chickens lay eggs daily without being fertilized by a male
When you flick that bean so good you're body just says, "dayum, alright"
My turtle lays the occasional egg and she’s been solo for 27 years.
The interweb said it’s normal and that if she doesn’t expel them occasionally it could make her sick. So maybe snakes are similar.
This didn't add that she's the oldest living Ball Python. The zoo she's at has had her for 61 years (I think), and the previous owner said she was 3 when he donated her.
@Captain Mal, 62, and hasn't been with a male since 1990. I live in STL, so it was all over the news
Hey, I live in st Charles. I’ll have to go see these evgs
@Sir Von Baron Count, no, you stay out there where you belong. You need a signed letter to come into the city
It's somewhat rare to find animals that reproduce by parthogenesis (banging yourself and having a kid), pretty sure komodo dragons can do it. Scary
Maybe it just means she keeps returning home
The Virgin reptile
They come out looking like the night janitor.
The article I saw about this said that 3 are fertile and are being incubated