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Old 03-20-04, 01:18 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Originally posted by marisa

I'd like to see some research into WHY they would have developed these attachments/social skills, as they certaintly don't need them to survive on an idividual basis.
I'm in no position to say for sure but if I were to guess I would say that some species of snakes make this social adaptation for the same reason other animals do, it gives them a better chance of surviving individually to do so. It may give them certain survival advantages or it may just be a more efficient way of sharing territory making it easier to sustain larger populations in a smaller area.

On the other hand, what do I know? lol! Maybe Garters are just naughty and like group sex. ?
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