February 13, 2012
Male Snakes with More Estrogen Attract Other Males
Oregon St. Univ., Oregon State University
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.
TAGGED: snakes, estrogens, pheromones, hormones