Predatory behavior of a snake on sea turtle hatchings (2)

Predatory behavior of a snake on sea turtle hatchings (2)

Zoology Ethology ZET012

 

Snakes are mainly solitary animals, and individual interactions are very rare except for the reproductive period, when males combat each other to gain mates. However, Akamata snakes living on remote islands of Okinawa exhibit fighting behaviors to gain access to food resources. While they eat hatchling sea turtles in the nest and on the beach, they perform a ritualized combat dance if two individuals come across each other.

Reptilia

Phylum
Chordata
Class
Reptilia

 
Country Yakabijima island Use of Microscope Don't Use
Region --- Use of Automatic Shooting Devices Don't Use
Shooting Date 1996/8/23 Use of Fluorescent Probe Don't Use
Shooting Time 20:26 Use of Infrared Don't Use
Photographer Akira MORI Shooting Interval (Sec.) ---
Copyright Holder Akira MORI Shooting Speed 標準

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