10 Of The Strangest Mating Rituals
At some point in your young, young life, your parents probably spoke of the birds and the bees; and while most of us probably know exactly what that implies today, most people don’t actually know about, you know, the birds and the bees. We tend to focus on sexual relations and mating rituals for our own species unless our career is focused around animals. It is rather interesting to explore the sexuality of other beings, too. These animals, for instance, have some of the most interesting, and yet so incredibly bizarre, mating rituals of all.
Red-Sided Garter Snakes
Red-Sided Garter Snakes are tiny and incredibly poisonous, and can only found within the northernmost parts of North America. When it comes to mating, however, the little snake takes part in a mass orgy with hundreds of other snakes at once.
The Argonaut, which sounds like a being from a mythical fairy tale, exhibits some truly extreme mating rituals. The males mate once in their life-time, while females continue on after their first birth. When it comes to sex, the male’s tentacle is inserted into the female and then removed entirely.