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Thanks for Reply, Mark #1

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Posted by: Ameron at Sat Oct 31 10:10:16 2015  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by Ameron ]  
   

I've seen you post often in the past, and I sense that you aim to help spread useful knowledge on this forum. I'm grateful for your reply.

One of my lifetime dilemmas is that I'm often misperceived. My thought processes sometimes differ from those of other persons, or, I may be looking at the scenario from a broader or deeper perspective. I'm much more experienced & savvy than I seem to be. (I"ve personally explored much of western North America, and I've studied & researched both the natural & social worlds around me for decades.)

I'm very aware of Rosy Boa general habits, and of their subterranean tendencies. I was mainly pointing out two things:

1. Water in my setup did not result in regurgitation after feeding- as I expected.
2. My ground-dwelling boa loves to climb - like my former Nelson's Milksnake, and many other snakes.

However, before you & I proceed with this discussion any further, it's important to acknowledge a profound truth about this topic:

* Little is known about Rosy Boa behavior in the wild - especially regarding locale-specific behavior. *
(I have only found one documented field study, with minimal information.)

Rosy Boas are highly adaptable animals, thus I would expect different behavior, and maybe even prey preference differences, from location to location. Much prime habitat lacks climbing material, but other habitat does not. As I did recent research online about scarring & sexing, I noticed many photos showing boas climbing on rocks, or up slopes. It's natural to assume that they also climb on low shrubs & trees, in search of bird nestlings or lizards, especially as juveniles. (Ironwood, Cat claw & Mesquite are all common in their home range.)

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