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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote herpetologic2 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 Mar 2007 at 6:27pm

LOL

So before you rub them too much and of course heat them up - getting the males to expose themselves quickly would be a useful tool in identifying the sexes - especially in young animals.

Though of course I cannot recommend that anyone does this as no one can possibly try this on a live animal. It may be best to try it out on a stuffed toy just to get the hand of it......

Come on people get in the real world will you!

Gem seems to make tail autonomy to an art form - perhaps some go faster stripes and lower suspension though I may have mixed up my sentences.......

Wonder what old slippery is going to announce next week.....its not April Fools yet is it?

 

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I am going to get that 5 foot grass snake this year by the way Rob!

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I've just tried it on 'Purple Gertie' and all her beans have fallen out, bad advice that Jon to try it out on your favourite stuffed toy

You need to get a 6 footer surely Jon

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You were clearly pushing too HARD!

take it easy....

 

Well Rob aint gonna get anything over 4ft so I thought I may have to make do with a 5 footer just to be sure lol

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Oh dear another thread degenerates.....  I'll be down at Chigborough tomorrow weather permitting, could be some biggies down there, though most are nice stocky 3 footers that I've seen to date.
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The thread can degenerate more yet...

Thinking about Grass Snake sizes - I only saw the tail of one yesterday so I suppose the total length of the snake could have been anything between two feet and nine feet (or more) in length.  Only limited by imagination really...

Time to turn in for the night I think.

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