Probably she would have, but for some reason an image I saw on a documentary was flashing in my mind: a dead snake with a food item halfway down its throat. Most probably this rarely happens.
All I can say is that I was concerned about the snake and concerned about the amount of suffering the mouse was enduring. I wasn't sure what to do. As a newbie, maybe you wouldn't have done the same thing I did, but then again, maybe you would have.
Next time I'll know better.
Regardless, I don't feel that insults are a proper way to instruct someone who has made a mistake, no matter how "stupid" you feel it was.
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1.1 Arizona mountain kingsnakes (Chris Baubel and Gerold Merker)
1.1 Louisiana milksnakes (John Yurkovich)
1.2 Okeetee corns (Kathy Love)
1.1 albino Okeetee corns (Kathy Love)
1.0 hypo crimson corn (Kathy Love)
0.1 hypo corn / het for ghost (Kathy Love)
1.0 double-yellowheaded Amazon parrot