The mangrove snake was mite free for 4 weeks before we moved him out of quarantine, into a temporary cage (Floor plans in progress for permanent cage) He is doing wonderfully. He takes F/T rats without question - he is eating mediums. He is so mellow he doesn't even strike at his food. Just swallows it. I have gotten to see him eating differently now that he is in a vertical cage - he hangs, like a lot of other arboreal snakes. He won't start eating while lights are on, but he won't stop if they happen to turn back on. Still no bites. Very relaxed creature. I spent an hour watching him eat the other night - it was a lot of fun. He is gaining weight (was underweight when I got him) and Mangroves have some very nice blue/purple iridescence. On to pictures. The iridescence Mangrove snake iridescence | Flickr - Photo Sharing! He dangles to swallow: Mangrove snake | Flickr - Photo Sharing! Ending swallow (You can see where the rear fang is, slightly behind the eye, enfolded in gums.) : Opisthoglyphous | Flickr - Photo Sharing!