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Re: Drymarchon bites...


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Posted by Fred Albury on March 06, 2003 at 22:30:21:

In Reply to: Drymarchon bites... posted by lynex17 on March 03, 2003 at 22:58:54:

:Can these bites be serious? Dry's got a pretty hefty feeding response to say the least. i was just curious if a full grown dry would be able to cause a serious bite?? just wondering...
:Travis.

Travis,

Adult Indigos have extremely powerfull jaws and rely heavily upon them to subdue their assorted prey items. I have been bitten several times by them, and would have to say that a bite from a boa is preferable in my opinion. Often the bites are just a *feeding response*,no matter how heavily fed, Drymarchon seem to be attracted to movement. I have yet to see one strike and actually inflict a bite wound in DEFENSE of itself. I would be interested to see what observations others here have made in regards to the defense/ feeding response bite issue.

Thanks,

Fred Albury
Aztec Reptiles





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