All rights reserved. The male American alligator, Alligator mississippiensis , keeps its penis erect but tucked inside its body until mating. More than 10, reptile species in every shape and size scurry and slither across Earth, from garter snakes to crocodiles — and their nether regions are just as wildly varied. From spiky penises to multiple penises—or none at all—reptiles have some of the most unusual mating gear on Earth.
Female king cobra can store sperm for several years
BBC - Earth - Snake sex is every bit as peculiar as you would expect
Cobras are a species of snake included in the Elapidae family, and like other venomous snakes in this family, are also known as Elapids. A cobra has a hood around its head that it "spreads" while hissing and rising into a threatening posture. It has only two natural predators: mongoose and humans. Because cobras have short fangs, they sometimes strike their prey numerous times in an effort to release enough venom to kill quickly. The King Cobra life cycle is similar to that of other snakes with a few specifics that are unique to this species. Female cobras typically mate with several males, resulting in a longer-than-usual mating season.
Snake sex is every bit as peculiar as you would expect
Competition among males to mate is generally associated with male-biased size dimorphism. In this study we examine mating behavior in the northern water snake Nerodia sipedon , a species in which males are much smaller than females despite substantial competition among males to mate. Competition among males was a consequence of a male-biased operational sex ratio due to slightly higher female mortality from a birth sex ratio of 1 : 1, and, in 1 year, more synchronous and longer mating activity by males. Approximately one-third of both males and females appeared not to mate in a given year.
LOL felt so dirty watching this. Checked over behind me four times, even knowing there is a brick wall behind me. Great video! The female king cobra can store sperm for several years. The nervous system is responsible for several fertilization methods.