The American Alligator’s (Alligator mississippiensis) courtship involves nighttime “alligator dances” where the alligators will swim in pairs for hours before deciding whether or not to mate. Now that’s what I call a nice first date!
[Photo by Grace Davis in Barro Colorado Island, Panama; Caption by Maggie Creamer]
Vliet, K. A. (1989). Social displays of the American alligator (Alligator mississippiensis). American Zoologist, 29(3), 1019-1031.