What an incredible story!
A female boa constrictor has given birth to 22 baby snakes…with no father!
Invertebrates, such as insects, are able produce offspring without mating, by cloning themselves, but this is VERY rare in vertebrates.
In 2006, two komodo dragons were discovered that had produced eggs without being fertilized by sperm, and in 2007, scientists found captive female hammerhead sharks that could reproduce asexually as well.
Other than those instances though…this is a pretty rare occurrence!
Looks like snakes have gotten rid of the necessity for men in their world! LOLs.
[Image via WENN.]