Is this abnormal for a olive

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  1. thepythonguy

    thepythonguy Active Member

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    I just seen a picture of this on facebook saying it's not abnormal for a olive python to do this has anyone seen a python do this?
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    Abnormal to do what? Die?
     
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    Eat rocks?
     
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    yeah it's eating rocks
     
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    I've seen my tigers do that when feeding them on Breeders Choice...then the worst bit is I have to get in there quick smart, restrain the snake and get that stuff out of its mouth :lol: ...hence why I feed back on newspaper.

    The snake was probably after a bit of roughage in its diet?
     
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    looks pretty overweight to me too, can barely see the spine. and the rocks!!! well i cant say ive seen that before. unless it was going for some prey and missed and got a mouth full of rocks. thats the only logic i can see.
     
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    yeah I just thought it was odd as wouldn't a volume of rocks like that cause impaction?
     
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    To me it looks dead & if it got run over the gravel might have just ended up in it's mouth. Certainly have never heard of snakes eating rocks.
     
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