Python natalensis cannibalism?

Python natalensis cannibalism?

Postby zululand » Thu Mar 11, 2010 10:41 am

Hi,

I've just had a call from a mate who put a small 1.8m python in with a +/- 3.5m just as an overnight stop before releasing them the next day. He got there in the morning and the smaller one was missing! As far as I can tell there is no way out of the enclosure they were kept in so the question is did the big one scoff the small one?

Anyone out there heard of P natalensis eating other snakes?
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Re: Pyhton natalensis cannibalism?

Postby bigvang62 » Thu Mar 11, 2010 12:07 pm

uhm i dnt know if pythons are canibals its sounds strange i think the snake got out rather then being eatin by the bigger python
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Re: Pyhton natalensis cannibalism?

Postby insaniac » Thu Mar 11, 2010 12:09 pm

Does the big snake look fatter than the night before ?
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Re: Pyhton natalensis cannibalism?

Postby zululand » Thu Mar 11, 2010 1:50 pm

Apparently the big guy looks bigger and he shed last night. I would personally still go with the "it got out" theory unless there is someone out there that has seen this happen before.

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Re: Python natalensis cannibalism?

Postby Wolf777 » Fri Mar 19, 2010 11:36 am

I think it's a possability, I've seen snakes that are not known for cannabilism turn into "cannibals", snakes are opportunistic and this happens at times.
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