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Old 03-23-2011, 10:56 PM
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Bit of fun feeding Queenie last night. I fed her the first mouse of the evening and she took it readily, not a problem. I offered her a second mouse 30m ins later. This is where the odd bit happened, she made no attempt to eat the mouse, no strike no coil nothing. but what she did do was pull forward the thickest part of her body and squash the mouse against the side of the viv, content is was dead she slinked off back to her hide.

First time I have seen this and thinking about it later it's a very good way kill off any annoying mice in a den that you don't want to eat and don't want to get bitten by. Why expose your head as a target if you don't have to.

Should point out to any non regulars I only feed frozen thawed food
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Old 03-24-2011, 02:44 AM
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Lol, that is odd. I've never seen that before. You're lucky Queenie is eating though. PJ hasn't eaten it like 6 months or more I think, or maybe he took one mouse somewhere in there. I can't remember. He did this last year too, I think it's going to be a habit >.>
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Old 03-24-2011, 03:33 AM
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Lol Raptor. That's crazy! I've never heard of that before either.

Dodo, that ****s! D:
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Old 03-24-2011, 09:16 AM
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Dodo, queenie did that to me last year. It's frustrating as hell so you have my sympathies.

Was reading up last night and it's a way for one python to kill a whole nestful of mice in short order, they then eat their fill without being injured.....sneaky little buggers...lol
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Old 03-24-2011, 08:05 PM
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that is weird, i have never heard of that happening before
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when i had my ball python i was feeding it live rats and one time the snake put his head in front of the rat and when the rat stepped over it just wrapped around the rat and rested his head right on top of it casually. it was pretty interesting and awesome, i wish my boas were intelligent eaters. abigail is the first that isn't retarded when it eats.
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