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RE: Which Ringneck snake??

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Posted by: KevColubrid at Tue Apr 3 18:46:13 2007  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by KevColubrid ]  
   

I always thought it was really interesting that a snake that's as picky of an eater as a ringneck is so common in most areas, it was kind of baffling to me, until I realized something about ringnecks. Almost nothing eats them. I read about this experiment a guy did a while back where he threw a milksnake in a pillowcase with thirty ringnecks, and four worm snakes. Came back a while later and had a pillowcase with a milksnake, thirty ringnecks, and no wormsnakes. I had a similar experience a while back in which I kept a racer for a while. I would sometimes feed it smaller snakes that I found. At one point, I tried to feed it a ringneck. It went after the snake like it would go after any other snake, but then quite suddenly jerked away from it, and spent the next few hours opening and closing his mouth, as if he had a bad aftertaste in there or something. I wouldn't be suprised if many other animals that commonly feed on smaller snakes wouldn't touch a ringneck. Anyway, that's my theory.
Kevin


   

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