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Posted by: 53kw at Wed Jun 29 20:42:07 2011  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by 53kw ]  
   

You're right about them eating rodents as if they had discovered the Next Great Food. Mine are about the same, although a few babies have gone back and forth just to grind me. Evil little things.

For some reason, I've had almost all my wild-caught adult coachwhips accept dead rodents from the getgo. Wild coachwhips have been seen eating carrion and even trying to eat dead rodents caught in snap traps during wildlife surveys. I can't explain my luck with feeding w/c adult coachwhips other than to say it's probably just that--luck.

If you live in the Dallas area, you don't have a lot of options for finding wild lizards. Earless lizards live in the area, and I don't envy you trying to catch those--very nervous lizards. Of course the other option is whiptails, which are worse. But all that is behind you now.

That's a nice looking female in the photo. Pretty good body weight and no nose rub. My big pink male ate a dead rat yesterday and I was trying to get a pic of him basking today but no good angle. He's a beast. I swear he thinks he can fit my head into his mouth. I have no intention of letting him try--what if he's right? A humiliating obituary: "Snake Collector Pulled Into Cage and Beaten to Death by Pet Coachwhip".

Where's the dignity?


   

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