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Snake-birthing Video

A Naturally Curious blog follower, author and naturalist Kathie Fiveash, was kind enough to share this video in her comments on yesterday’s post.  In case you missed it, I’m sharing it now!  Thank you, Kathie!

 

12 responses

  1. Diane

    So interesting to see!

    August 27, 2020 at 10:30 am

  2. Laura Andrews

    Thanks for highlighting this video. It was amazing to watch.

    August 27, 2020 at 10:42 am

  3. GAil Trenholm

    This was just incredible!!!

    August 27, 2020 at 10:55 am

  4. Lynn Haslett

    Amazing. I had no idea that garter snakes do not lay eggs. Thank you for making sure we could see it.

    August 27, 2020 at 10:55 am

    • Garter snakes do not lay eggs, but carry them inside to keep them protected until they hatch. They do not have placentas like mammals.

      August 29, 2020 at 12:41 pm

      • Libby

        What is the substance of the internal egg, then? And does the egg get passed out of the snake’s body during birthing or resorbed?

        August 29, 2020 at 3:55 pm

  5. Libby

    Spectacular…any info on how sex is determined on these babies??? So fluid and seemingly ready to go. What’s the role of mom after birthing???

    August 27, 2020 at 11:01 am

  6. Libby

    Spectacular. How is sex determined after birth? And what is the role of mom now, if any? These babies look so fluid and ready to go!

    August 27, 2020 at 11:06 am

  7. Thank you for posting this. A wonderful experience to see. I’m surprised by how big the baby snake was. Yesterday I saw a large garter snake come to the shore of Walden Pond and grab a smallish green frog by the leg. The frog was goner. I have a new appreciation for what is possiby needed in giving live birth to healthy snakes.

    August 27, 2020 at 12:01 pm

  8. Pam Jackson

    Fascinating, thank you!

    August 27, 2020 at 1:29 pm

  9. Laurie Spry

    Such a cool snake video; thanks so much for sharing/posting!

    August 27, 2020 at 7:56 pm

  10. Peggy Curtis

    This is incredible. Watching a snake being born. All on a Saturday morning.

    On Thu, Aug 27, 2020 at 10:22 AM Naturally Curious with Mary Holland wrote:

    > Mary Holland posted: “A Naturally Curious blog follower, author and > naturalist Kathie Fiveash, was kind enough to share this video in her > comments on yesterday’s post. In case you missed it, I’m sharing it now! > Thank you, Kathie! https://www.reddit.com/r/GarterSnakes/comm” >

    September 5, 2020 at 9:30 am

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