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This Snake Fight Makes No Sense

Watch two snakes duke it out with ostensibly no explanation.

by Mallory Locklear
May 20 2017, 6:53pm

While most of the terrible news these days tends to have something to do with politics, not all of it does. And unluckily for you, I'm here to tell you something horrifying. The snakes are fighting.

Snake fights aren't at all uncommon, but in a write-up published this week in the journal Ecology, researchers have described a seemingly new version. In the article, the authors describe a video taken by one of them when they happened to come across a Copperhead and a Cottonmouth battling it out in a patch of dirt. The video, taken last September, can be seen here.

Read the rest of the article at Motherboard.