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Posted by herpconsultants2 on April 11, 2003 at 08:02:01:
In Reply to: Dear Wolfgang and Herpconsultant.. posted by Francis Tan on April 11, 2003 at 03:02:50:
OK, just to clarify why I made that post, look at this string:
1/ My original post
2/ A ridiculous chain of posts by a certain idiot, later removed
3/ (By Regalneck) 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.
4/ (by FT) 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?
5 (My post, in response to yours). Now you have to remember that I have never used this particular forum before. I wrote in response to what I saw, not a previous thread of posts. I do not know you, or your experience, so how am I supposed to know you are not referring to my photo (since there was no SPECIFIC reference to suggest otherwise)?
Maybe it'd have been better if you'd posted a separate thread, therefore not implying any link with my photo? My post was a light hearted one, and wasn't meant to be insulting. I cannot be bothered with inserting smileys into posts just because sensitive individuals take things the wrong way, you know? I hardly think "Obviously, he did not read clearly what I said before jumping to conclusions. :(" is fair.
Not wishing to be oversensitive myself, I'll leave this forum to you regular guys, who know what you're talking about, without any need for telepathy : )