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Posted by: FR at Mon Sep 22 09:38:01 2014  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by FR ]  
   

Hi Aaron, this is why I like and respect you. a great reply. Conversation does not have to change folks, right and wrong, does not either. You are so welcome to feed dead mice, if that is what you like and want.
One more very important part. That's the reason the ball python let the mouse chew on it. Of course, that cannot EVER be considered normal. But it does occur. It occurs when a snake behaviorally gives up. In ethology there is a term for it. Its when an animal is restricted to doing something, sooner or later it stops trying. In captivity where everything is taken from them, they can and do go into a coma like state where they do nothing but eat, sleep and crap. Its a coping mechanism. It has nothing to do with the mouse or how dangerous it is or could be. The snake is in a living death state. This is what was important to understand. And thanks so much for contributing.


   

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