This Woman Is Surprisingly Chill About Two Snakes That Have Been Fighting In Her Home For Weeks

    Snakes fight and then snakes make love.

    Fiona Sheen lives in Noosa Heads, Queensland, and has been filming two male pythons wrestling with each other in her backyard pool and barbecue area for a few weeks now.

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    "The larger guy in the videos has been hanging around our place with a female for a few weeks," Sheen told BuzzFeed News. "The smaller guy in the video has shown up and challenged the bigger guy over the rights to mate with the female."

    Sheen has seven videos of the snakes intertwined and says the smaller python was the winner of a series of fights and has been seen "hanging around" with the female, while the larger python has retreated to his own part of the garden.

    "We have often had the odd python come through our garden over the years," said a remarkably chill Sheen, "but this is the first time we've had three at once."

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    In this video, the smaller python actually bites the bigger one before the pair break into a scuffle. Like, a slithery scuffle.

    Sheen is happy having the snakes in her garden, and said she won't be calling snake catchers to take them away.

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    "We love the nature that comes into our gardens, from birds to lizards to pythons," she said.

    "We did have an incident back in November 2015, with our beloved cat nearly eaten by a python, but my husband saved him."

    Snake catcher Matt George told The Courier Mail that the fighting was a normal occurrence during mating season.

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    “There is generally not much fighting involved, it’s just a show of strength," he said.

    “They tend to lose track of where they are,” he said.

    “Some of them can hold their breath for half an hour.”

    Following the ~fight for love~, Fiona saw the female python and smaller male python slithering under her deck to ... y'know ... make love.

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    "The male and female will simply find a quiet hidden place, in this case under our deck around the pool, and curl up together and mate over a couple of days," she said.

    "They have now moved out from there, and the female will now lay eggs in approximately two months time. She will then lay on the eggs for approximately 60 days after which time the baby snakes will emerge and she will move away and leave them to fend for themselves."

    Brad Esposito is a news reporter for BuzzFeed and is based in Sydney, Australia.

    Contact Brad Esposito at bradley.esposito@buzzfeed.com.

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