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  • I am pleased to suggest beguiling images to deinonychus but I must report that there is also an R-rated version of the mating ball scenario:

    A snake awakes from long Winter thrall

    And hears without ears hot passion's call.

    And not being choosey

    He seeks out the floozy

    Holding court at the Spring mating ball.

    November 6, 2014

  • mating ball-and-chain

    November 6, 2014

  • Good sweet tooth fairy material, this.

    November 6, 2014

  • I now see very vivid images of snakes in historical costumes in a mating ball. It would make a great illustrated children's book.

    November 5, 2014

  • In Austen’s world of tea and cake

    The gentle folk were on the make.

    What difference at all

    In the mating ball

    As danced by gentry or garter snake?

    November 3, 2014

  • "Female garter snakes will emerge from their winter hibernation — technically called 'brumation,' a hibernation-like state that cold-blooded animals go through during chilly months — a few days after males do. When males catch the pheromone scent of a female, they will swarm over her, forming a 'mating ball.'" (Source)

    November 3, 2014