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RE: jack of jaw strength

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Posted by: KevColubrid at Sun Jul 24 11:51:50 2011  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by KevColubrid ]  
   

I don't understand this question at all. For starters, drys do not "crunch the prey in half." They're an oversized racer, which overpower the prey. They usually hold it down with part of their body, then swallow it whole, exactly like a racer.

Coachwhips have some serious jaw strength, but if you've ever seen one feed, they have a caculated attack that they use every time, always biting the prey underneath the neck, or around the same area, which ruptures the heart. Coachwhips have very large teeth compared to other colubrids of the same size. If you've ever been on the recieving end of one, it's very evident. A bite from a big coachwhip feels much different than a bite from a big coach.

Coachwhips and racers can be extremely defensive snakes, but biting isn't their first line of defense. They are streamlined speed demons, that can do a disapearing act right in front of you.

Kevin


   

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