Great crested newts courtship

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They have this amazing courtship behaviour, where the male will entice in a female and he'll fan his tail to fan pheromones in her direction - to draw her in.

It's actually an external fertilisation. So the male will produce a packet of sperm which he lays on the ground, and he has to get the female to walk over the top of it.

It's a fabulous dance that they do.

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attract mate