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Posted by: celticvamp at Wed Nov 10 19:19:53 2010 [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by celticvamp ]
I have realized that quite a few baby snakes that feed on pinkies or fuzzies, smaller animals that don't normally put up enough of a struggle to injure a baby snake. The snake quite often won't take the animal bitten unless it seems to be alive "moving". This said could explain of course why the snake had no difficulty biting it's prey when wiggled in front of it. The prey normally don't die abruptly such as when you drop it and it seems suddenly dead. Normally after being bitten the prey wiggles about a while and the snake will start feeding on it before it has stopped wiggling. Try using whatever you are holding the prey with to slightly move it around after it's bitten. Not enough to make it appear to be walking about but just nudge it so it rocks back and forth and see if the snake keeps its interest in the prey long enough to start feeding. Remember if it does try feeding on it do not stop rocking the prey as soon as it grabs it. keep moving it for a moment. Try to replicate the exact actions the prey would perform if it were alive in the same situation.
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