Snakes that are Good Parents

Almost all mammals and birds care for their young to a greater or lesser extent, but most amphibians and reptiles do not. We tend to think of snakes as particularly asocial, and in many cases this is probably true. But, a growing body of evidence contradicts the generalization, made as recently as 1978, that “all reptiles produce precocial offspring without postnatal parental care”, and shows that some snakes, in particular, are more caring parents than we typically think. Leer más.