Yeah, because that would challenge peoples' ideals, and we've all seen what THAT gets you 'round here.... snakes being social??? *GASP* Hethan!! lol
Clark found female siblings were the most intimate. On average, they rested just 6 centimeters (2.3 inches) apart. Forty-four percent of the time, Clark observed the snakes entwined. By contrast, non-sibling females kept an average distance of 14 centimeters (5.5 inches) and spent just 18 percent of their resting time entwined.
ROFL!!! See??? Even male RATTLESNAKES refuse to hug in public!!! HAHAHAHA!!