Telescopus ophiophag :) ?

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Telescopus ophiophag :) ?

Postby Nexus » Tue Jan 18, 2011 10:25 pm

Today I looked at my cage and see a strange behaviour... maybe mating or ophiophag ?

Just kidding :twisted:

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Re: Telescopus ophiophag :) ?

Postby CarlaSmit87 » Wed Jan 19, 2011 7:47 am

Uhm sorry for sounding stupid.. But what on earth is it holding?!?!
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Re: Telescopus ophiophag :) ?

Postby Bushviper » Wed Jan 19, 2011 8:19 am

An explanation would be nice. This does not look normal. Why is it wrapped around that object?
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Re: Telescopus ophiophag :) ?

Postby MISA » Wed Jan 19, 2011 8:46 am

What Carla said.... :smt017 :smt017
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Re: Telescopus ophiophag :) ?

Postby Nexus » Wed Jan 19, 2011 8:53 am

This is a toysnake. The snake at this photo is the same who showed the rough mating behaviour at the female. Normally he attacks everything within the cage except the other male. This photo I shot at water changing...I had the hooks in another to room, so I decided to push the snake away with the toysnake ( and this was the result )
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Re: Telescopus ophiophag :) ?

Postby MISA » Wed Jan 19, 2011 9:05 am

Nexus wrote:This is a toysnake. The snake at this photo is the same who showed the rough mating behaviour at the female. Normally he attacks everything within the cage except the other male. This photo I shot at water changing...I had the hooks in another to room, so I decided to push the snake away with the toysnake ( and this was the result )




:lol: :lol: I can just see pet shops starting to branch out into the toys for snakes market, the thought of adult toys for snakes is even better! :lol: :lol: Ssssssssmoking!
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Re: Telescopus ophiophag :) ?

Postby CarlaSmit87 » Wed Jan 19, 2011 10:27 am

bwhahaha it lol as long as the "blow-up" snake is puncture proof for those who try to nip them! :lol: :lol:
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Re: Telescopus ophiophag :) ?

Postby Bushviper » Wed Jan 19, 2011 2:06 pm

I would not have imagined that he would think that it was another snake. Very interesting finding.
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Re: Telescopus ophiophag :) ?

Postby Rishaad » Thu Jan 20, 2011 10:11 am

This is hilarious and reminds me of what happened at my sister in laws place the other day. After cleaning up her corn snakes enclosure she placed one of my sons toy lizzards on top of the hide as she thought it would look cool.

After a while we noticed that the snake had constricted and had quite a firm grip on our rubbery friend. Needless to say, we had a very good laugh and it's a pity that we did not take pictures of this behaviour.
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