Water Snake In Missouri Gives ‘Virgin Birth,’ Again

It’s been nearly a decade since this female yellow-bellied water snake came in contact with a male snake, but it hasn’t stopped her from starting a family.

For the second time in as many summers, this snake at the Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center in Missouri managed to give birth sans a male counterpart. These so-called “virgin births” aren’t what you’d call miracles, but they are certainly quite rare to see in snakes. 
Family Planning
In nature, a “virgin birth” is actually ac

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