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RE: jack of jaw strength

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Posted by: KevColubrid at Wed Jul 27 18:11:40 2011  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by KevColubrid ]  
   

Yup, they definitely do attack with a skilled bite. Coachwhips are highly intelligent site hunters, they seem to plan out their attack before going in for a kill. If you think about it, it makes sense, they need to be able to kill prey fast in the wild, because without constriction, prey could easily cause some form of injury to a coachwhip. But I've seen it time and time again with my captive coachwhips, they seem to aim for the area between the neck and the shoulder blade when they attack.

I've seen captive racers do it as well, matter of fact. Indigos, coachwhips, racers, spilotes, to me, they're all more or less the same, highly evolved, intelligent sight hunters that rely on speed and intelligence to overpower and consume prey.

Incidentally, a racer will eat a kingsnake if it gets half the chance. Coachwhips will as well.

Kevin


   

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