Are people stupid?
I've seen a couple recent posts with that picture of a chewed up Ball Python which they claim is that way because they fed it live prey. I'm not saying I agree with feeding live prey, but the snake did not get that badly torn up for that reason. It got chewed up to that extent because the owner was a IDIOT and had no concern for his snake at all.
It is possible for your snake to get torn up a bit especially if you don't stun or kill the rodent ahead of time. That's obvious. But, if you're going to feed live prey then make sure you are there watching the ENTIRE time. Don't turn your back until it's dead. PERIOD! You know there is risk involved. Don't be a moron. I think whoever let that happen needs to be shot in the face. Thanks!~