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RE: part 2

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Posted by: FR at Fri Sep 27 09:41:43 2013  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by FR ]  
   

The problem I am addressing here is again odd. Again, folks go from A to Z. And there is no middle. Which is what the uneducated do.(I apologize for that, but its true)
Its has been known that changes in weather(fronts) effect reptile behavior. ITs been known since before I was born. So the poster saying nothing changed, was wrong, something did change.
The key is, what did the change do? In most cases, if the snake still has a need to feed, it temporarily stops feeding. It may be as simple as, is this a Blue northern(for you Fla folks) So they do not want food in their stomachs as Gregg mentioned when the temps drop. But if the temps do not drop, they DO resume feeding and activity, if needed.
Normally, the first cold front in the late fall causes snakes to seek their wintering sites. Not to go down, but just be near them. Why you ask, because wintering sites are SAFE during cold temps.
I photographed a mistake once, where a snake I was watching stayed near the suface, a rock crevice, when a cold front passed thru and dropped a few inches of snow. I went out the next day and found the snake dead on the ground below its crevice. yet the others I was watching made it to safe conditions. One of those had just consumed a large lizard. I did find it later, it was safe and did not even regurg its meal.
So yes, I do see this stuff differently then most of you and its because I am exposed to different information.
In short, what I see and report from the field is the ACTUAL truth, what we see in cages is the LIMITED truth. Maybe 1/100th of the actual truth(the truth is the animal) Cheers and beers


   

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