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RE: kingsnake bonding..continued

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Posted by: FR at Tue Apr 22 19:30:47 2014  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by FR ]  
   

Its not your king its how it was conditioned. You know, I get some biologist telling me snakes are not capable of making choices, yet that's what they do with every movement in nature. Now your telling me they don't bond. Hmmmmmmm it must be the work bond. Maybe theres a better word out there. Maybe its a formed relationship bases on success and trust. Call it what you will.
About your garder dens, do the same ones go to the same dens. If they do WHY? You also say, they repeat the same stuff, year after year, WHY and how? I have been watching wild reptiles for a while. Like a pair of gilas(of the 85 or so I see a year) that has been together for 35 years and go to the exact same place, to the inch. Rattlesnakes that live in groups and mate the same female for 25 years and they were not young when I first found them. Its common to see reptiles of different species hanging out together for extended periods of time. Year after year. Oddly, its the same individuals. year after year. This tells me they form a relationship with other individuals, including individuals of other species and even with potential prey.(and they don't eat them) This is a type of bond. They trust certain individuals and not others. p1


   

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