Dramatic Rattlesnake Combat Dance

Published August 9, 2020 266 Views $0.01 earned

Rumble / Wild WildlifeOccurred on July 26, 2020 / Fort Collins, Colorado, USA

Info from Licensor: "The rattlesnake that thrives in the hills of Northern Colorado is an ever-present threat to those who enjoy the mountain trails and live outside the city. I've been extremely lucky to witness and record a rarely seen event on my back deck not once, but twice. Two male rattlesnakes engaging in a 'combat dance'. The combat dance or battle is a wrestling match. This is more a psychological battle than a physical one. Neither snake is wounded in this dance. The winner gets to mate with a nearby female. The loser will flee the area."