Unusual Thing with Albino Western Diamondback

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Unusual Thing with Albino Western Diamondback

Post by Russel Justic » Thu, 14 May 1998 04:00:00



    Today at work: Callaway Pet Corral (in which you can visit at
http://www.moonsgarden.com/~russel ) the owner fed one of our two albino
western diamond backs.  Today he fed it what we thought was a dead rat
(anyone would assume this after beating it against a wall several times
over).  Anyway, he ate the rat but of course since he sensed that it was
dead did not strike it injecting it fatal venom.  Well, after a couple
of minutes the owner walked back by and noticed the snake doing
something out of the ordinary.  He ran around to the other side of the
exhibit to get a better look.  The snake had spit the rat back up.  And
the weird thing was that the rat immediatly began running around.  It
was covered in slime and *** (in which we are hoping is from the rats
internal bleeding and not the snake).
    Has anyone ever heard of this happening before?

 
 
 

Unusual Thing with Albino Western Diamondback

Post by DevilGuy » Fri, 15 May 1998 04:00:00


That is by far the wierdest, grossest, most disgusting thing ive ever heard.
-Aston

 
 
 

Unusual Thing with Albino Western Diamondback

Post by TX Pytho » Fri, 15 May 1998 04:00:00


    Nope.  Never heard of it, but I was always under the impression that
most, if not all, venomous species used their venom for a dual purpose.
First is the initial "kill" and secondly to aid in digestion.  Perhaps this
snake did not even get a tiny drop of it's venom into the prey while eating
it.
    On a different note, sounds as if instead of beating the rat on the wall
a few times, the handle of a hammer, or other similar device, would prove
more effective for pre-killing the prey.  Some people find a sort of sick
pleasure in doing this as I have been told.
Dave - TX Python
Double "D" Reptiles
ICQ# 5324545
If you don't have ICQ, you can get it at www.mirabilis.com

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>    Today at work: Callaway Pet Corral (in which you can visit at
>http://www.moonsgarden.com/~russel ) the owner fed one of our two albino
>western diamond backs.  Today he fed it what we thought was a dead rat
>(anyone would assume this after beating it against a wall several times
>over).  Anyway, he ate the rat but of course since he sensed that it was
>dead did not strike it injecting it fatal venom.  Well, after a couple
>of minutes the owner walked back by and noticed the snake doing
>something out of the ordinary.  He ran around to the other side of the
>exhibit to get a better look.  The snake had spit the rat back up.  And
>the weird thing was that the rat immediatly began running around.  It
>was covered in slime and *** (in which we are hoping is from the rats
>internal bleeding and not the snake).
>    Has anyone ever heard of this happening before?

 
 
 

Unusual Thing with Albino Western Diamondback

Post by Horrid » Sat, 16 May 1998 04:00:00


Once had a Madagascar Hognose (lioheterodon madagascarensis madagascarensis)
that would not take rodents or birds so i offered it a prekilled thawed toad,
it refused, the following night i offered it a live southern toad, he took it.
I watched it go down all the way then left the room feeling rather satisfied.
About an hour later i returned to the room where i found a dead Mad. Hog and a
rough looking southern toad hopping around the cage. My theroy is that Mad Hogs
don`t have the ability to handle toxins from parotoid glands of our native
toads.....No parallels with your experience but equally as strange i believe

Horridus

 
 
 

Unusual Thing with Albino Western Diamondback

Post by Patrick Alexande » Sat, 16 May 1998 04:00:00


:     On a different note, sounds as if instead of beating the rat on the wall
: a few times, the handle of a hammer, or other similar device, would prove
: more effective for pre-killing the prey.  Some people find a sort of sick
: pleasure in doing this as I have been told.

        To make REALLY sure you really oughta decapitate the rats first.
You really shouldn't take any chances with the safety of your herps.
Besides which, just imagine how much fun you could have leaving little rat
heads in unexpected places...

        Patrick Alexander

BTW, for all those still wondering, no I am not being serious.