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Black Milk Feeding Story...


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Posted by Jeremy Clarke on April 23, 2003 at 13:50:23:

I was feeding one of my Black Milks this weekend and had an interesting thing happen. I usually feed them mice of hemostats just because I like keeping track of what and how they eat...OK, OK, I admit its really to see the cool feeding response. They are so gentle usually, but they hit mice SO STINKING HARD. Anyway, I was running late so I didn't have time for him to swallow the first one before I fed him the scond one. I thought I would just throw it in his rubbermaid while he was still working on the first one. Now picture this, I open the drawer and notice he has the mouse about a two thirds in his mouth. As I lower the rodent he looks me dead in the eye and knocks the mouse out of the hemostats with his tail...HARD, and then quickly pins it with the lower half of his body (again HARD) while continuing to swallow the first one. He held it there until he swallowed the one, and then lit into it. These guys have the most unique balance of gentleness and personality of any colubrid I have ever kept. They always entertain.


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