Sucking on greens

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  1. Waterrat

    Waterrat Almost Legendary

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    I didn't know mozzies had taste for cold blood.
    Has anyone seen mosquitos feeding on snakes?
     
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    Moreliavridis Well-Known Member

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    Wow Thats very interesting Michael.
    I have never seen it before, but come to think of it ticks also like snakes so maybe it is common.

    Thanks for sharing.
     
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    I dont think it would taste as good a our blood:/
    i guess you wont be giving some mozzy spray a go :p
     
  4. Waterrat

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    True. Mozzies feed on frogs too. I am bit slow today. :)
     
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    Very niteresting. I haven`t seen that before but have caught a cockroach eating snake poo still trying to find out how it got into the enclosure
     
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    Certainly interesting, the thing that gets me is do the snakes get itchy?
     
  7. Waterrat

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    I will ask her.
     
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    I have seen a picture of a mozzie feeding on a crocs head so I guess they are not fussy when it comes to the temp of their meal.
     
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    I think you need to read the Cairns Post today Michael. Page 40 in the cartoon section It's a Jungle out there. You will get a clear insight into why mozzies bite snakes.
     
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    Wow.. I have never seen a mosquito on any reptile, however it does make sense to stop and think about it as any reptile is susceptible to ticks and mites.
     
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    Theyre evolving!! Aaaah
     
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    I have a pic of one feeding on a green tree frog. I will post it when i get home


    View attachment 190168 As promised....here is one on a frog who is fighting with another frog ;)
     
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