Sexy Time for Roadrunners!

Last week my bicycle ride was eventful! While cycling a quiet neighborhood there was this fluttering sound on the other side of the road. My cycling partner and I noticed roadrunners having sex! Amazingly the male was simultaneously holding a dangling dead lizard in his beak … talk about multi-tasking!

My photos are not very good, but here the two roadrunners are in action.

Male on female while he holds the lizard in his beak!

The male went running off, then returned seeming to offer the female the lizard. Now they had the lizard being torn between the two of them! The female cowered and the male strutted away. Wow, what a sexy time!

Female roadrunner cowering.
Male roadrunner strutted away.