Two sexually aroused male dolphins are seen playing with an ANACONDA and carrying it in their mouths

What is going on? Two sexually aroused male dolphins are seen playing with and carrying an ANACONDA in their mouths during a bizarre encounter captured by Amazon researchers

  • Experts accidentally capture bizarre encounter in Tijamuchi River, Bolivia
  • The males swam in sync while holding the snake in their mouths
  • But what was especially strange was that they had erect penises, pictures show

In one of the most bizarre scientific encounters ever, two male dolphins were seen playing with an anaconda while sexually aroused.

Researchers photographed the Bolivian river dolphins with the unfortunate anaconda in their mouths as they swam in Bolivia’s Tijamuchi River.

But what was especially odd was that the dolphins had erect penises while wearing the snake, scientists reveal in a new study.

The two dolphins swam together in a synchronized fashion, at the same speed and depth, while holding the anaconda. held

BOLIVIAN RIVER DOLPHIN IS THREATENING EXTERMINATION

The Bolivian river dolphin (Inia geoffrensis boliviensis) is a subspecies of the Amazon river dolphin.

It is found in some rivers in the Upper Madeira Basin of the Bolivian Amazon.

The species is considered to be in danger of extinction as most populations have suffered declines related to overfishing, hunting and habitat loss.

The feeding habits of the species in South America are poorly known.

The Amazon river dolphin is a freshwater fish specialist and eats up to 43 species of fish from 19 different families, so the same is probably true for the Bolivian river dolphin.

“It could be sexually stimulating for them,” Diana Reiss, a marine mammal scientist at Hunter College in New York, told the New York Times.

Reiss, who was not involved in the investigation, said the anaconda “could have been something to rub on.”

For a long time it was believed that male dolphins have sex for pleasure, as some masturbate and even penetrate each other’s blowholes.

The huge snake was a Beni anaconda (Eunectes beniensis), an apex predator about 14 feet in length.

It’s semi-aquatic, but researchers say this particular specimen probably perished because its head was held submerged for too long while the dolphins swam with it.

“I don’t think the snake had a great time,” said study author Dr. Steffen Reichle at the Noel Kempff Mercado Museum of Natural History in Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia.

Bolivian river dolphins usually swim below the surface, but these two kept their heads above water for an unusually long time.

“Surprisingly, they were very playful and remained visible on the surface for longer than usual, usually between 2 and 5 seconds,” the authors say in their study.

The two dolphins swam together in a synchronized manner, at the same speed and depth.

The adult river dolphins were apparently sexually aroused (as shown by their erect penises through the genital slits)

The adult river dolphins were apparently sexually aroused (as shown by their erect penises through the genital slits)

Researchers believe the dolphins were playing and not trying to eat the anaconda. But the indication that they were sexually aroused suggests “a new frontier in frolic.”

There were also juvenile dolphins on the scene, so it’s possible the adults showed the snake to them.

“The fact that the adult river dolphins apparently became sexually aroused (as shown by their erect penises through the genital slits) during this interaction also further confirms that this was a playful interaction,” they say.

The event took place in August 2021, and researchers have now published a paper detailing it in the journal Ecology.

A Beni anaconda (Eunectes beniensis) seen on the banks of the Rio Beni, Puerto Salinas, El Beni, Bolivia (file photo)

A Beni anaconda (Eunectes beniensis) seen on the banks of the Rio Beni, Puerto Salinas, El Beni, Bolivia (file photo)

Their sighting represents the first recorded interaction between a Bolivian river dolphin and a Beni anaconda, they say.

However, a number of questions remain unanswered regarding the interaction.

A lack of feeding data on river dolphins means it’s not impossible for snakes to be “an occasional food item,” as well as a playful, potentially educational item.

Future observations will hopefully enhance knowledge of “these exquisite and rare inhabitants of the remote floodplains of Beni,” the authors conclude.

EXTREMELY RARE BATTLE BETWEEN A CAIMAN AND AN ANACONDA CAPTURED ON CAMERA

Remarkable photos captured an extremely rare battle between a caiman and an anaconda in Brazil in 2021.

The snake wrapped itself around the caiman in what turned out to be a dramatic 40-minute fight for survival on the banks of the Cuiabá River.

The caiman desperately tried to free itself as the anaconda narrowed more and more, with the giant reptile sinking its teeth into the snake.

But the brutal fight eventually ended in a draw after the caiman fended off his attacker.

Anacondas kill by squeezing (squeezing) the prey until it can no longer breathe and then swallow the prey whole.

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