Are these TN copperheads fighting… or mating? Zoo Knoxville says it’s a fight for love!

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Fall’s arrival means love is in the air for copperhead snakes, and a Tennessee man happened to catch a very public encounter of some sort on video.

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency shared video taken by Kevin Yates in Perry County of what looked to be a bizarre wrestling match between two venomous copperheads.

The jury was out for wildlife officers as to if the snakes were fighting… or mating. They’re letting the viewers decide:

Snake expert Stephen Nelson, Zoo Knoxville’s Herpetology Collection and Conservation Manager, was able to shed some light on what these two snakes were doing in the road… and it was likely in the name of love.
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