Snakes "dance" together as they battle for dominance by Pratyayee Dutta (10 images)

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wo snakes coil around each other as they compete for the attention of a female.

The 6ft-long Indian rat snakes became entwined as they wrestled and fought over a potential mate.

The snakes were spotted in Banabitan, West Bengal, India, by Indian photographer Pratyayee Dutta.

The 24 year old said: "These are commonly known as the oriental rat snake or Indian rat snake, and can only be found in parts of Southeast Asia.

"This is a...
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