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Old 02-07-15, 02:20 PM   #1
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Unhappy Rattlesnake killed by feeder squirrel

I was feeding my rattle a squirrel I caught and made sure was not sick with any disease or parasite I fed him to my rattle but to my surprise the squirrel charged at the rattlesnake and did a sort of crocodile death roll and kept biting at it before I could intervene my poor rattle got a big hole in his head which sadly got infected he later died why did this happen? I thought squirrels were commonly fed to snakes
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Old 02-07-15, 07:47 PM   #2
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Re: Rattlesnake killed by feeder squirrel

Eat or be eaten in a closed environment. Sounds like survival of the fittest. Sometimes the predator becomes the prey. Sorry for your rattler.
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I'm sorry to hear that, but this is a very good example on why frozen thawed is a good idea.
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Old 02-07-15, 09:13 PM   #4
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Did you keep the squirrel as a pet since it lived or ?
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Old 02-07-15, 10:23 PM   #5
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And you made sure it was not sick with any disease or parasite how?
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And you made sure it was not sick with any disease or parasite how?
This is exactly what I was wondering...
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WHY? F/T rodents are easily obtained.
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Sorry for your loss man but now you know.the importance of checking for a feeding responce befor droping a live anamal in for feeding but i can see how with a rattle snake you would think it could at least strike it once even.if it.wasn't hungry and i only have seen squirrels feed to something that could take down a jumbo rat anyways I'm noticeing a lot of injuries. happening beacuse of improper food size i wouldn't feed a rattle snake anythink.much bigger then a medium rat live honestly and i also think the fact you caught a wild squirrel might have played a part in this you caught a wild anamal and put it in with a captive critter and wild tends to be tpugher in the long run sorry for your loss rattlers are awsome snakes
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Squirrels are downright aggressive, it's not uncommon for them to attack other animals and when you trap it in a container with a threat it's going to defend itself.
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I'm sorry to hear that, but this is a very good example on why frozen thawed is a good idea.
Amen, this is exactly why my Cali King (let alone any other snake I ever own) will be fed youthenized or F/T. Its simply not worth the risk.

Sucks to hear about this, on that note thank you for not posting pics. These stories that are accompanied with pics are heartbreaking.
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Re: Rattlesnake killed by feeder squirrel

So, one post with kind of an odd story...no responses from OP? Seems strange. Further...OP knew about "infection" on snake's head...no treatment mentioned..no vet (don't know what venomous laws are in the Great White North)...just seems weird.
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There is random posts in this forum with just something stupid that makes it seem like it's there to cause people to get mad. I think it's the same person over and over.
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Your an idiot for feeding a crazy wild animal thats much bigger and has claws and teeth much larger that a rat to your snake thats in an enclosure.thats just asking for trouble and you wonder why a great creature is now dead..
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I'm ganna go ahead and scream TROLLL
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Re: Rattlesnake killed by feeder squirrel

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I was feeding my rattle a squirrel I caught and made sure was not sick with any disease or parasite I fed him to my rattle but to my surprise the squirrel charged at the rattlesnake and did a sort of crocodile death roll and kept biting at it before I could intervene my poor rattle got a big hole in his head which sadly got infected he later died why did this happen? I thought squirrels were commonly fed to snakes
I have been keeping snake for over 20+ years and have never heard of any one feeding squirrels.

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