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RE: Bad Striker

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Posted by: reptilicus81 at Tue Mar 18 10:30:44 2008  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by reptilicus81 ]  
   

Haha, you may be right, they could be defensive strikes. However, I do have to say as compared to my bci or even my ball pythons...dums do not strike as accurately, or perhaps you'd say they are more wild. When I first got into dums, I was warned of this as well by several people.

You mention that if dums were bad strikers then they wouldn't be able to survive as well in the wild....honestly captivity is not Madagascar, and many of us do not provide even close to a natural environment for our animals. Dums are ambush predators, and when I provide enough substrate even my adults completely burrow beneath with only their heads peaking. In my opinion this is the preferred hunting style for them. So, I believe that dums can be wild strikers when they are put in a position that is not as natural for them.

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