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Old 10-26-16, 02:40 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Re: A little embarrassed to admit

Originally Posted by dannybgoode View Post
Are bredli more sensitive to prey size than other Morelia? My IJ will happily take a rat 25-30% of body weight?

Just curious as that doesn't seem a big meal. I guess a snake knows what it's comfortable with though.
I would think it's a snake specific sensitivity. I believe most snakes would take larger prey size like you mention but this snake in particular doesn't feel comfortable with it.

Also possible that while the snake was getting it down it felt vulnerable for whatever reason, or spooked by a person nearby and decided to give up to avoid a "predator".
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