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Retics, probably,.. but,.....


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Posted by BrianSmith on May 10, 2003 at 02:13:35:

In Reply to: feeding response question posted by ErinP on May 10, 2003 at 01:33:12:

Retics seem to have the strongest feeding responses as a whole, but one of the most incredible feeding responses I have ever seen was from a large male Irian Jaya. When I opened his cage he appeared to be really relaxed and probably asleep. His body was laying against the door jam and then across the floor to the rear of the cage over 3 feet away with his neck and head laid over the female he was paired with at the time. I reached in the door and patted his body, as I always do and WHAM! I was instantly hit. It was instantaneous and just incredible. He had come to life and struck backwards from laying in a straight line over 3 feet and got my hand perfectly. The force of the bite was tremendous. He's only about 7 feet (big for an Irian) but he hurt more than big python bites. Man,. I had never seen such an acurate and powerful strike from such an unlikely position before. I mean,. I know how good they are at striking,. I toss food to them and they often catch it mid-air, but this was a blind strike at something he felt touch his body. Just amazing.

:hello,

:I was feeding my savu tonight and was again amazed at the strength of their feeding response. The snake acts like it never gets fed, lol. I was wondering which snakes some of you thought had the strongest feeding response.

:Thanks,
:Erin





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