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Bitis species mating

Postby Bushviper » Wed Nov 07, 2007 8:49 am

Someone I know has Puff adders and Horned adder (Bitis caudalis) in the same cage. Despite my warning he left them together. A few nights ago he checked on them during the night and found this:

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He thought the puff adder was mating with the horned adder because he knew for a fact the puff adder was a male. The puff adder is also small and probably a yearling. It is quite obvious that the Horned adder was mating with the puff adder and with them both being male nothing can come of this.

This was recorded at the Transvaal museum as well and the male puff adder was very indignant and wanted to kill the male horned adder.

It is strange that this should happen twice and in both cases there was not a female horned adder in the vicinity. Captivity does strange things to people and animals.
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Postby Bushbaby » Wed Nov 07, 2007 8:52 am

Homosexuality in snakes is just a no no!! The idiot should be beaten and left for dead for keeping these snakes together in the first place!!!
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Postby froot » Wed Nov 07, 2007 9:05 am

This is what heppens when you keep snakes on kinky navy blue velvet.
How would males mate? Would the one's hemipene be inserted into the other's inverted hemipene? I'm not even going to suggest the other available option.
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Postby Bushviper » Wed Nov 07, 2007 9:12 am

Froot they would have used the other available option.

"Bubbas" hemipenes would not be inserted into the tail where the hemipenes are but into the cloaca towards the body itself.
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Postby Pythonodipsas » Wed Nov 07, 2007 9:27 am

Maybe horned adders have a homosexual streak. I once had 5 male horned adders in a cage and had to remove the one because it kept trying to mate with the others and they were freaking out.
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Postby Bushviper » Wed Nov 07, 2007 9:31 am

Hence the name I suppose.

Or is that because of those protrusions on the head?

Has anyone ever found this in other species?
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Postby Serpy » Wed Nov 07, 2007 9:45 am

Hmmm I always knew Horned adders were "unique". Bless his little heart for trying! :lol: honestly I just think that was a hint to his owner to get him a female *look look I can do it! * :)
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Postby gaboon69 » Wed Nov 07, 2007 10:51 pm

Pythonodipsas wrote:Maybe horned adders have a homosexual streak.

:lol: :D :lol:
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They are to be reclassified as 'horny adders'.
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Postby snake-5 » Thu Nov 08, 2007 12:55 pm

Dam i would also be pissed if another male tried testing my tail pipe... I would also try kill him.
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Postby Gabi » Thu Nov 08, 2007 1:02 pm

:shock: :shock:


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Who would've thought... Yep captivity can do strange things to you. He wanted a jail b***h he took one. You can't hold that against him. He can't help it :lol:
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Postby Bushviper » Thu Nov 08, 2007 2:52 pm

Luckily he is at a better home now and possibly he gets the girlfriend he was lusting after.
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Postby dave » Thu Nov 08, 2007 7:38 pm

A friend of mine has had 2 males cerastes cerastes that mated with each other ;-)

This species also has horns :-? :-?
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Postby Trayton » Thu Nov 08, 2007 9:44 pm

*look look I can do it! *


Haha love it!thats a good one.
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Re: Bitis species mating

Postby Gabi » Fri Nov 09, 2007 1:01 pm

Bushviper wrote:This was recorded at the Transvaal museum as well and the male puff adder was very indignant and wanted to kill the male horned adder.


Somehow I don't blame him. I can only imagine what was going through the poor lil' guys mind :lol:
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Postby Long John Silver » Fri Nov 09, 2007 5:47 pm

Somehow I don't blame him. I can only imagine what was going through the poor lil' guys mind


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