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RE: Bad Striker

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Posted by: PBM at Mon Mar 17 21:45:52 2008  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by PBM ]  
   

I take the missed strikes as "defensive" strikes, not bad strikes. If they're disturbed or just don't feel like feeding at the time, some of mine go off the charts striking at the prey item. This generally happens if I try to feed a second prey item. They never miss the first meal, and they don't miss the next when they do this, they just don't try to grab onto it. It's just a hard and fast strike where they pull back without actually biting onto the prey. Yeah, they "bite" it, by putting teeth into the prey, but usually just don't close down. Generally though, if my Dumerils are ready to feed, the strike is hard, fast, and accurate! I can't see a Dumerils being a "bad striker" by nature as this would make feeding in the wild difficult, when they more than likely can't afford to miss too often.


   

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