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Re: I had 1 YEARS ago...hhmmm...


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Posted by oldherper on April 05, 2003 at 08:00:26:

In Reply to: I had 1 YEARS ago...hhmmm... posted by regalringneck on April 04, 2003 at 20:41:35:

Yeah I've had a few (3 or 4) mussuranas over the years. I never had one that would eat anything other than snakes (a real pain) and I never had one that was in the least aggressive or offered to bite. I will say that the babies are cool looking. Fresh caught and imported Drymarchon are often snappy and aggressive, but will take things like mice and fish and chicken parts and snakes and probably hot dogs and the children holding them. An adult mussurana does hold a striking (first glance) resemblance to an Indigo.

:Interesting post Dean, yours is the first case Iv'e heard (& I've tracked a goodly number...)of where a Clelia attempted to bite. They are widely reported as docile beyond belief, even big buggers wrestled in the bush, late at night...yours is also the first report of piciverous behavior! I cant help but wonder if maybe you actually got one of the mexican black indigos in your grab-bag???? Any chance an old photo might still be around?
:C&B;jg

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::We're talkin like 82 here, it came in a bag full of imported stuff from South America & was sold to me as a Central American Indigo :-( Silly me bein young, foolish & naieve just handed over my $. It was a nice but high strung snake, tried to rip my nose off on a couple of occasions, but settled downafter I had it for a couple months, it did eat mice eventually but prefered day old chicks & would NEVER turn up it's nose @ fish OR the occasional Garter snake I'd catch for it.

::Don't know if I'd ever want another, especially now that I have the 'real deal' with the Indigos but an interesting snake nonetheless. Think I paid like $75 for it, then a couple year after I bought a REAL Central American Indigo / Cribo so then I got a reality check as to the amt. of crap Drys could produce & after ALL those dissapointments finally in 2001 got my 1st Eastern Indigos.................

::Good post Thane, thanx for takin me down memory lane!!!!

::Cheers
::Dean

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