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Old 06-30-03, 12:28 AM   #3 (permalink)
Bryce Masuk
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I know they can live with parasites but naturally there immune system will want to reject the worms or fungi and destroy it for good

But as snakes get older like people there immune system gets weaker then they would have no chance in the wild

Is the relationship between the parasite and snake symbiotic (Sp?) if so how does the snake benifit?
And In the wild would snake not be exposed to constant stress temp drops preditors lack of food meaning that the parasite could take the upper hand and kill the snake and they are exposed to that all the time so parasite would kill most of the population?
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