Scientists are puzzled by a female yellow-bellied water snake in Missouri who has given birth for the second year in a row despite having no male contact for eight years, likely the result of asexual reproduction and the first such instance observed in this species. What do you think?


“Now she’s just showing off.”

Carmen McKinnon • Junior Linguist

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“When it comes to virgin births, I prefer saving my excitement for mammalia.”

Gregor Clay • Gutter Expert

“The real question scientists must ask is whether the mother snake herself was conceived without sin.”

Cal Stephens • Bowling Coach