The Big Gulp: Boyd’s Second Supper
Well, it looks as if our Baby Boy is well and truly settled in and (so far) on a regular eating schedule.
This past Tuesday (traditionally, feeding day at the breeder who raised him) I offered Boyd another meal (a fuzzy [juvenile] rat, frozen, thawed, and warmed) and once more he gulped it down like a champion.
This time, at the request of several friends who had asked, I was ready with my video camera (my iPhone, propped between two wrapped bars of soap for stability) and caught the whole thing from start to finish.
A bit of editing in Windows Live MovieMaker and voila! Here are the two sequences, for those of you who are interested.
(Warning: for those of you who are squeamish, this is a real-time video of a python eating a rat. Do not click on the links if you do not wish to see this, obvieusement, mes enfants. And if you do, and are grossed out, I don’t wanna hear about it.)
So, for the rest of you, here you are!
Part One: offering, strike, constriction, swallowing
Part Two: the last of the swallow… nom nom nom… and a bit of showing off for the camera 🙂
It’s unlikely that I’ll be video-ing Boyd’s feedings from now on — it really is pretty much the same every time, and unless he does something absolutely amazing, like appearing from his log with a napkin tied around his neck and wielding a knife and fork, his future meals will go undocumented by his (admittedly still doting) mum, who does not wish to become tedious. 😉
Thanks for watching, and I shall of course post updates and unusual events as they occur!