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Hi Sam1404

Yes the males can be quite aggressive, especially if the more submissive one resists and is silly enough not to roll up. They seem to quite often end up in the water here, too. Can’t help laughing a bit at the poor things, although it probably isn’t very pleasant for them. Especially at this time of year, when it’s sometimes still a bit cold!

The other day one rolled up in the water was getting a biffing and obviously got rolled over the wrong way so he tried to hastily unroll and escape – hotly pursued by the other one who seemed unimpressed that he’d had the audacity to unroll! The more aggressive one will sometimes shake the other like a terrier with a rat – which looks quite alarming.

But they sometimes stay rolled up in the water (or anywhere) until the aggressor gives up and goes away, because if he is still nearby, it seems he will often pounce every time he hears the more submissive one unrolling.

And they normally look so sweet and innocent!