Six snakes and a couple of curious turtles make for one creepy-cool video of a water snake breeding ball.
A kayaker paddling around in Charleston Lake, Ontario Canada happened upon one of nature’s elusive and weird mating rituals: a snake breeding ball.
You’ll see a group of about six northern water snakes in the video flanked by a couple of turtles that just wanted some space on the rocks.
Here’s the video:
Charleston Lake is just across the U.S. border of the St. Lawrence River from Alexandria Bay, NY.
Usually males outnumber females that have come out of hibernation and are ready to breed. The slithering mess you see here is one such example.
What’s next catching a mess of them out of a sunken tree? Yeah, you can see that right here.