Top 10 Wild and Wacky Animal Mating Habits

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3.Honey Bee

Bees fly about 55,000 miles to make just one pound of honey. As if that wasn't enough, the 'lucky' drone bees who are selected to mate with the Queen lose their genitals, as they explode and remain inside her, and they die. 

2.Flatworms

Flatworms are hermaphrodites, so they have both male and female organs, the former being used for both hunting and mating.  

Known as 'penis fencing', the flatworm produce their dagger-like penises to stab each other, with the loser from the battle absorbing the sperm and becoming a mother.

1.Red-sided Garter Snakes

Naturally wanting to look their best, Garter snakes go on a diet in the run-up to mating. For 2 weeks they go into brumation - and don't eat anything to clear their stomachs. Female garter snakes are then able to store the male's sperm for years before fertilization.

Red-sided Garter Snakes like to have a little get together - in groups of up to 25,000 or so, in order to mate. Sometimes there are 100 males attempting to mate with a female at any one time. With that many snakes things can get a bit risky, and on occasion some of the females get crushed to death - not even that stops the males, though.

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