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The Power of Estrogen--Male Snakes Attract Other Males


February 9, 2012

male garter snake A new study has shown that boosting the estrogen levels of male garter snakes causes them to secrete the same pheromones that females use to attract suitors, and turned the males into just about the sexiest snake in the neighborhood--attracting dozens of other males eager to mate. Full Story

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