Occamy

Description

Name:  Regina, she is definitely Queen Noteable Behaviors:  Regina is very aware of her surroundings, stares intently at anything moving nearby, very intimidating!  Easily provoked.  Ruffles feathers as a warning.  Flares nostrils and bares fangs while giving a bone chilling hiss - this is not a sound you want to hear as it may be your last.  The occamy hisses & then attacks using it's razor sharp talons.  Very protective of her nest, a good & attentive mother. Feeding notes: We did not feed her directly, but set rodents loose within her teritory that she would hunt.  We tried this with one monkey however it didn't go as well because the monkey can sense danger and tried to escape.  It is very important to keep free of any blood scent so as not attract her attention.  The goal is to stay out of sight.  Occamys eat small animals and rodents whole; monkeys or other larger animals are ripped to pieces with their talons.  Larger bones are stripped clean and tails are discarded. Injuries sustained by Caretaker and aide taken: Our team member Sal who handled the monkey release was actually attacked by the terrified monkey; because of this he found himself within Regina's territory.  She flew toward him with a hiss but thankfully was distracted by the crazed screaming monkey and went after it.  Once she turned Sal was able to run. He made it to safety but suffered an anxiety attack and was sent on medical leave, his monkey bite required 23 stitches. Injuries sustained by Study/Beast and aide taken: Some monkeys she caught were able to bite or scratch briefly, causing minimal damage to Regina's thick scaly epidermis. Has study been released if you took it captive? If yes, where? We observed the subject in her natural habitat, at a great distance, with protective clothing and enclosures.  Any other notes you took during your study:  Regina is extremely dangerous, however a stunning creature.  She has vibrant orange scales and a silvery-iridescent belly.  She is a stealthy climber,  slithering swiftly through her tree, and a graceful flier.     Please don't try observing occamys on your own, it is very dangerous. Special training and safety equipment is required.