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Old 14-10-2008, 11:47 PM
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Is anyone watching national geo channel, there researching that famous pic of the burmese eating an alligator and bursting.

Theyve even fed a baby alligator (dead) to a burmese and it took it all and digested it in 9 days.

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Old 15-10-2008, 12:13 AM
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Seen it a couple of times, i thought they were demonising the snakes a bit...

Its not the snakes fault its introduced to a foreign land but the owners.

another criticism... the guy that was killed by his python - ought really have had people around him that knew what they were doing when he had it out!

Point in case (i forget the ladies name on here) A person has been hit by mites and actively sought help to bathe and treat a large snake.... Sure sign of a responsible reptile keeper.

Other than that i thought it was an informative documentary.
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Old 15-10-2008, 12:17 AM
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yeah i watched that i dunno what happen or why it poped never watched the end
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Old 15-10-2008, 01:10 AM
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basically crock on crock looser went to recover got eaten by big python, python went to digest but got attacked by big crock
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They weren't "demonising" the burms, it was an investigation into how the snake died. The feeding of a young dead alligator was done to examine whther or not a python could in fact digest an alligator, given the protective plating they have, and so used a small python and alligator, which were of the same proportion to each other as the dead ones, but scaled right down.
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Old 15-10-2008, 12:43 PM
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I thought it was abit sick really. I mean they decided lets feed a little snake this alligator and see if it bursts.
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I take it the young Burm successfully ate the young Gator? I don't see the problem with feeding it a Gator, for me what makes one prey animal anymore special than another. They're loads of Gators out there, its not like their near extintion.
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