Anaconda mating aggregation



Mating aggregation of anacondas involving a very large female (Ashley) and 11 males. The female moved out of the water and dragged with her some of the males that were coiled around her (A). Other males were removed from their positions and tried to find the female again to continue courtship. However, some smaller males have mistakenly coiled around a very large male and are courting him (B).