Zick is, after all, new to this planet and still honing her accuracy.
Her instincts to make the strike and to instantly wrap up the prey animal in tight bands of squeezey snake muscle have been honed over millions of years and they work beautifully.
That is the wonder of the bio-programming known as instinct.
It's just there.
Zick is instinctively wonderful ... she just needs a little more practice judging distance.
Here, she makes a little love knot to show me how fond she is of me ... or is she just chilly and enjoying the warmth of an endothermic hand?
The video below shows her already "in the grip" with a thawed pinky mouse.
Zick eats about once a week and I bet it wont be too long before I walk in and find a shed skin.
I suppose I should really try to get her to stretch out on a meter stick so I can get a baseline starting length.
There is something in a snake that abhors straightness though, so my measurement may not be accurate.
At least snake eating habits aren't gory with rending and tearing ... just smoothly, sinuously, squishy.