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Posted by Francis Tan on April 10, 2003 at 05:01:59:
In Reply to: Re: Clelia vs Bothrops...interesting shot & moe... posted by regalringneck on April 08, 2003 at 20:54:54:
I saw the picture(before it was deleted) that lead to all the flames. While this pic showing the Bothrops being devoured is interesting, I'm afraid I find no similar fascination with the Crotalus.
My reason is this: Why feed the Clelia in question a live prey knowing fully well it could(in this case would) be injured? I was pretty appalled to see the puncture wounds on the Clelia.
To sum up, I do understand that some snakes prefer live prey but injuries can be avoided by merely taping the mouth of the prey item shut. I also accept the fact that some species of snakes are ophiohagous by nature.
Howveer, for an animal that's being kept in captivity, a bit of kindness in this form would not be too much to expect? Letting them be bitten by their prey just to gratify your senses borders on abuse, don't you think so?
:Hopefully the troll & his dullard-clone-aliases are in a stupor & satiated for the moment, perhaps they might give us a day or 2 to indulge in a cyber-discussion!
:Interesting head morphology on your Clelia, appears to be more elongated, other Clelia I've seen & my own are substantially different???
:Did you take this shot? Was it during daylight? Any other jpgs available?
:Thnx for taking the time to post it.
::in situ, Colombian Amazon.