What to look for in confusing python breeding season behaviour

It can be confusing when you discover pythons coiled around in each other during breeding season. Mating and fighting can be confused if you’re not sure what to look for. Carpet pythons breed from the end of Winter through into Spring, with eggs laid in Summer. 

Mating is fairly still and rarely encountered. Males engaging in territorial disputes will coil around and push one another to the ground. This is to assert dominance, and one will eventually give up and leave the immediate territory, with the winner then able to mate with females in the area. 

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