Originally posted by Classic
in the wild as Trevor mentioned, they would eat amimals in far worse state than what these were in wouldn't you think?
Crocs and monitors may eat an old, bloated carcass, however snakes generally don't eat anything that has even begun decomposing (in fact is there any observation of them even eating anything that was dead upon finding?), as far as I'm aware of. HOWEVER, I trust my snakes instincts. I have had experiences that show me they do have quite a tolerance above us to certain types of bacteria. For example, I had one WC that would refuse to eat fresh killed or freshly f/t items, but would only take a prey item if it had been killed, left out overnight, frozen for a few days, then thawed and left in his cage overnight
Talk about a bacteria-fest!