All rights reserved Photograph by Luciano Candisani A female green anaconda squeezes a male to death after mating. They found her half-out of the water, entangled with a small male on the river bottom—perhaps, Candisani thought, a post-mating embrace. He watched the pair for a few hours, taking some underwater photographs from about three feet away. Though he took the photo in , Candisani says he is publishing the photograph with National Geographic now because the swamps in which these anacondas live are under increasing threat by wildfire and the proximity of agriculture.
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The anaconda's swollen body suggested she was full of food, so Rivas waited for her to throw up: snakes often vomit after a meal if they have over-eaten or are stressed, to make themselves lighter so they can flee. But instead of a typical prey, like a capybara, a reptilian tail started emerging from her mouth. Her startling action is part of a growing body of evidence that we have misunderstood how snakes have sex. Previously, scientists had assumed that female snakes are submissive during courtship and mating, but it is now clear that they have a prominent role. He thinks that assumption stems from bias by early researchers, who were predominantly male. In fact female snakes are physically imposing, so it is not surprising that they can overpower — and even swallow — their mates.