Category Archives: snake reproduction

The Girl Every Guy is After

By Megan Clark Lady Gray Ratsnakes are never short of attention from their male counterparts. A polyandrous species, females tend to mate with multiple males. A study published in 2005 found that out of 34 clutches of ratsnake eggs studied, … Continue reading

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Motherly Instinct

By Alida Lemieux Gray Ratsnakes, like many other snakes are oviparous, meaning they lay eggs.  Female ratsnakes usually lay a clutch of a dozen or more eggs in late June or July, and abandon them after laying.  While this may … Continue reading

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