Gaboon viper fang walking a mouse down!

Gaboon viper fang walking a mouse down!

Postby Warren Klein » Mon Jun 01, 2009 3:23 pm

Took these happy snaps the other day while feeding my Gaboon viper a mouse. I always enjoy watching how they use those huge fangs to maneuver prey down!
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Re: Gaboon viper fang walking a mouse down!

Postby fredsmith » Mon Jun 01, 2009 3:34 pm

Wow.
Thank heavens I'm not a mouse...
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Re: Gaboon viper fang walking a mouse down!

Postby Beno » Mon Jun 01, 2009 3:59 pm

Eina!!!
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Re: Gaboon viper fang walking a mouse down!

Postby Rob » Mon Jun 01, 2009 4:04 pm

Looks cosy in there. Thanks for sharing HH
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Re: Gaboon viper fang walking a mouse down!

Postby 10gbooj » Mon Jun 01, 2009 6:00 pm

Thanks for posting.
Is he captive bred or wild caught?
Looks very nice
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Re: Gaboon viper fang walking a mouse down!

Postby Copperbob » Mon Jun 01, 2009 6:51 pm

HAHA, thats one sight you never get tierd of seeing.
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Re: Gaboon viper fang walking a mouse down!

Postby Bushbaby » Mon Jun 08, 2009 12:08 pm

Have to agree. I love watching my Gaboons eat. I cr@p myself everytime I put in food though. Damn they're fast!!!
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Re: Gaboon viper fang walking a mouse down!

Postby spinnerak » Thu Jul 02, 2009 9:45 am

not fair i also want a gabby ! !
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Re: Gaboon viper fang walking a mouse down!

Postby Wvipera » Thu Jul 02, 2009 11:25 am

That one of the best things about gaboons - i love watching mine do that!
man your gabs are growing fast!
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Re: Gaboon viper fang walking a mouse down!

Postby Daimondbck » Sun Oct 17, 2010 11:55 am

Nice specimen..although I have not yet taken the step up to keeping one of these lovely animals I have been following all the info and stuff on them on SA Reptiles, but I have a question, I have seen on almost all the pic`s of the Gaboons feeding that they seem to swallow the prey butt first, is it the way they feed or just that the prey was not that big, so it didn`t really matter which way it is swallowed? :smt017
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Re: Gaboon viper fang walking a mouse down!

Postby Fooble » Sun Oct 17, 2010 11:57 am

The only real way most are swallowed head first as the arms and legs fold in against the body and make it easier to for snake to the mouse.
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Re: Gaboon viper fang walking a mouse down!

Postby Daimondbck » Sun Oct 17, 2010 12:03 pm

Thanks the reply, yes, that`s why am asking as I haven`t seen any of my animals do it that way..just thought it might be something they do?
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Re: Gaboon viper fang walking a mouse down!

Postby marc bt » Sun Oct 17, 2010 12:31 pm

These large adders have wide heads which allow them to get much larger prey down and often i have seen my gabby swallow a mice mid body as the legs and head will fold forming a mouse ball almost.
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