Some photos of baby rodents taken on 9-19-04

36) baby rodent sounds - squeak, squeak, squeak! A high pitched squeaking sound.
Another technique to try is to create a rodent “nest” by placing a few rodent droppings, nest material and some rodent hair into an empty hide box, along with a few baby rodents of appropriate size. A curious and hungry ball python may go hunting and discover the rodent nest, and then consume a baby rodent or two. As previously discussed, you can also try a fuzzy in a brown paper bag overnight with your snake.
Some photos of baby rodents taken on 9-19-04
Other than the big, meaty body, we don't know how these unique Softbaits got their names. After all, the Strike King® KVD Perfect Plastics Rodent and Baby Rodent's waving legs and dual tail flaps suggest a different kind of critter altogether. But there's no doubting that the Rodents will do a number on big bass. Strike King's level of detail is unmatched, and the profile and action will attract plenty of attention even in heavy cover. Jig it or rig it, and hold on tight! Strike King's Rodents are enhanced with real coffee bean granules and coffee bean oil to give the tubes an earthy tinge and a naturally strong scent/taste big bass are eager to slurp up. Not only does the coffee scent/flavor entice and encourage fish to hold the bite longer, it also works to mask human scents. They are salt-impregnated too! Some photos of baby rodents taken on 9-19-04Some photos of baby rodents taken on 9-19-04Some photos of baby rodents taken on 9-19-04
How can I tell if aspiration has occurred? You can tell when a baby rodent has aspirated if a fluid bubble appears out of the nose while feeding. If this happens, immediately turn the baby upside down to prevent any more fluid from draining into the lungs. If such a young mouse has aspirated, it will be unlikely to survive. You can prevent most cases of aspiration by holding the baby mouse vertical while feeding. Wild animals should never been held on their backs like human infants.Comments: baby rodent + shaky head = countless hours of great smallmouth action

From: Brad: PA
Beautifully colored python eats a baby rat.

Feeder rat is dispatched and swallowed whole.

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Video taken on August 26, 2007 of a Diamond Python (Morelia spilota spilota) x Carpet jungle python (Morelia spilota cheynei) eating a baby feeder rodent.

This video focuses on the science of snake behavior and anatomy to support a master's thesis. Video is for citation for junior high school, high school science reports.

Two points of this video. One, predatory reptiles know instinctively not to constrict small and harmless prey; and two, this video demonstrates how a natural rodent-eating snake engulfs its prey.

A snake's lower jaw is not joined at the front by a rigid symphysis as mammal jaws are, but by an elastic ligament that allows the two halves to spread apart, connected in front by an elastic ligament. Each half of lower jaw moves independently. Quadrate bones at the back of snake's skulls at attachment points to lower jaws, are not rigidly attached. They pivot allowing vertical and horizontal rotation. This allows ingestion of small fluffy prey such as this feeder rodent.

Jaws of snakes do not dislocate. One of the enduring myths of snake feeding mechanisms is that the jaws detach. They stay connected all the time. As seen in the video, the two lower jaws move independently of one another. The quadrate bone is not rigidly attached to the skull, but articulates with the skull at one end and is therefore free moving.

Video shows the “transport cycle” to get the rodent into the python's throat. Called a pterygoid walk, the snake opens its jaw and alternately ratchets its upper jaw with its two rows of teeth over the rodent, in turn “walking” its mouth across it.

Filmed with the University of Guadalajara for Biological and Agricultural Sciences, the division of Biological and Environmental Science Division, at the department of Botany and Zoology.

Join the Reptile family and have your name in video credits: Other than the big, meaty body, we don't know how these unique Softbaits got their names. After all, the Strike King® KVD Perfect Plastics Rodent and Baby Rodent's waving legs and dual tail flaps suggest a different kind of critter altogether. But there's no doubting that the Rodents will do a number on big bass. Strike King's level of detail is unmatched, and the profile and action will attract plenty of attention even in heavy cover. Jig it or rig it, and hold on tight! Strike King's Rodents are enhanced with real coffee bean granules and coffee bean oil to give the tubes an earthy tinge and a naturally strong scent/taste big bass are eager to slurp up. Not only does the coffee scent/flavor entice and encourage fish to hold the bite longer, it also works to mask human scents. They are salt-impregnated too!