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Re: Do Spilotes Constrict?...


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Posted by dwight on April 19, 2003 at 07:53:02:

In Reply to: Do Spilotes Constrict?... posted by Simon R. Sansom on April 19, 2003 at 02:28:56:

: Can someone tell me if they really do or not?

:Thank you very much.

:Simon

Yes they do! When they go after large/active prey items they will often wrap a couple of coils to subdue dinner. They will often use their mid body area to constrict. I have also seen the rear part of the body used. I have observed constriction being used by young animals, as well as adults. Usually prey is grabbed and swallowed, very fast I might add. Constriction seems to be used only as a last resort for those fiesty prey itmes. They certainly do not use it on a regular basis. Hope this helps.




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