July 15, 2024

Things get real in the snake world when mating season rolls around.

Take a look at what these two black mambas are doing, for example. It might look like they’re dancing at first, but they’re actually plaiting. Basically, this ritual entails pushing each other around until one gives up, and the victor gets the girl.

Watching them in action is beautiful…until you think about just how deadly they are.

Black mambas are amazing creatures, aren’t they? Even without arms and legs, these fighters manage to look terrifying. Well played, snakes. Well played.