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Old 11-22-03, 01:16 PM   #24 (permalink)
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Constrictors do not seek to crush. They wish to kill expending as little energy as possible. They lightly tighten each time the prey exhales until such time the prey can no longer inhale. Then they prey suffocates. I have never seen bones broken in constriction, and I am one of the people who has seen constriction from the inside. =) I donít think the snake could or would have broken her into a more bite size meal.
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