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Last night I drop fed my large female Coastal Carpet Python (Morelia spilota mcdowelli), as normal. Due to a shed, she was a little hungrier than normal, and, as is normal with the male, very focussed on movement. She missed the rat and carried on following me. Concerned that the prey item would get cold, I popped my snake hook in to move it and attract her attention.

Well, the movement certainly attracted her and she very forcibly bit and held the end of the hook. The end is smooth metal, with nothing to "get teeth into" but the strength with which she was able to hang on, was incredible! Naturally, I just relaxed and waited until she got bored. There were no injuries to her mouth and she went on to eat the food item. Even so, the power of the strike really impressed me . . .and made me glad I'd used the stick!
 

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It is astounding isn't it. Litter pickers are a good idea. i use to have barbeque tongs but they broke (not snake related)!
 
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