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RE: Actual sizes in the field

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Posted by: FR at Sat Apr 5 10:10:40 2014  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by FR ]  
   

Sizes, The maximum size for both genders so far is 29 inches.(sample size=200) With the average adult female ranging from 20" to 29". Average size for adult(sexually mature) males ranges from 12" to 29"
Of note, no larger males were found on the road. And lots and lots of small to midsized males were found on the roads.
To be academic(theorize or be hypothetical) There appears to be trends. Large successful males appear to have mates and stay within small areas and down in the ground. Subordinate males(small) spend lots of time seeking a mate and man do they. therefore are often exposed to predators(us, traffic, natural predators)
In captivity, males exhibit secondary sexual characteristics as a very small size, 12". Then behaviorally, they do what all teenage boys do, spend most of their efforts attempting to get some. In my limited experience, when these males are near females, it hinders their feeding. As in, the scent of a woman.
All in all, there is no yes or no answer. As there are large males. Here is a pic of a large male. and I do not have little hands, hahahahahaha part 2


   

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