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RE: kingsnake bonding

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Posted by: markg at Wed Apr 23 14:28:06 2014  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by markg ]  
   

Snakekate, you certainly have the passion!

You kind of remind me of me, when I first bred snakes, they were Cal kings, and I was sure I knew it all. Twenty years later, I realize so much more and less. I know a bit more about kingsnake behavior, but I have new questions too that are tough to answer.

My advice is to read FR's comments on kingsnake behavior.

A friend of mine over a period of years sketched Cal king head patterns of snakes he found in one field near where I live. Over 3 or 4 years, he found a group of the same individuals and some new ones. All in a very small area. These snakes did not wipe one another out. And those are just the ones he found. There are probably some he did not find that occur there too. This area is constrained on 4 sides by houses and highways. If the kings were hell-bent on eating one another, they would be gone. Clearly there is behavior that prevents this as long as prey is available.


   

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