Snakes fight and then snakes make love.
Fiona Sheen lives in Noosa Heads, Queensland, and has been filming two male pythons wrestling with each other in her backyard pool and barbecue area for a few weeks now.
“The larger guy in the videos has been hanging around our place with a female for a few weeks,” Sheen told BuzzFeed News. “The smaller guy in the video has shown up and challenged the bigger guy over the rights to mate with the female.”
Sheen has seven videos of the snakes intertwined and says the smaller python was the winner of a series of fights and has been seen “hanging around” with the female, while the larger python has retreated to his own part of the garden.
“We have often had the odd python come through our garden over the years,” said a remarkably chill Sheen, “but this is the first time we’ve had three at once.”