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Old Sep 29, 2004, 12:53 AM   #1
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Here's my boa constrictor, Maggie, devouring a rabbit.

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Old Sep 29, 2004, 1:25 PM   #2
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Being somewhat partial to rabbits and not to snakes, this shot makes me....... :sad:
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Old Sep 30, 2004, 1:21 AM   #3
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It always amazes me how much they can stretch their mouths and throats to accomodate larger prey. That was a good sized rabbit.

Don't feel too bad though, the rabbit was killed before I fed it to Maggie. I used to feed her live prey, until I heard many horror stories of rabbits who decided to fight back.

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Old Oct 14, 2004, 7:15 AM   #4
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Being somewhat partial to rabbits and not to snakes, this shot makes me....... :sad:
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Old Oct 14, 2004, 10:31 PM   #5
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I'm not partial to rabbits OR snakes, looks to me like they're both just doing their jobs.How long did that snack last?
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Old Oct 15, 2004, 12:16 AM   #6
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That was a 3 pound rabbit, and it was killed before I fed it to her, it takes about 20-30 minutes for her to eat it, and that is all depending on the size of the rabbit. Guinea pigs she takes down in minutes.

If the rabbit is live and she does the killing, it takes almost 40 minutes from start to finish because of the constriction time.

Watching her constrict her prey is an amazing thing.

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