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Jul 14, 2018 06:01 |  #1

Couldn't find a specific forum for snakes.

Snake skin
Guess many have seen them in the flesh, not after they shed a skin
Seen a couple of these at our place. Fascinating. Love to see it happening.


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Jul 14, 2018 06:41 |  #2

It’s a cool process. First time I watched it I found it noisier than I expected.


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Jul 14, 2018 06:44 as a reply to  @ Jethr0's post |  #3

Lucky you. That's interesting comment thanks.
Wouldn't have imagined that at all.



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Jul 14, 2018 07:05 as a reply to  @ avondale87's post |  #4

The skin makes a crackling sound as they work it off their body.
Source: 7ft Boa Constrictor in the house.


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Jul 15, 2018 06:24 |  #5

When I was working near Nairobi, Kenya, several years ago a snake park was opened and there were regular milking sessions to obtain venom. On a visit one morning there were staff working in this walled area and they were helping an Egyptian cobra shed its skin. The snake was not held down but it did have a catcher's stick resting across its body near the head. We were told that the snake thought that it was captive and this enabled the staff to use both hands !!


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Jul 15, 2018 06:51 |  #6

avondale87 wrote in post #18662411 (external link)
Couldn't find a specific forum for snakes.

Snake skin
Guess many have seen them in the flesh, not after they shed a skin
Seen a couple of these at our place. Fascinating. Love to see it happening.

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Looks like a Brown, too. Gulp!


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Oct 14, 2018 06:26 |  #7

our very own Tiger (Black) snake
I think this is a Chappel Island - Bass Straight one. They are deadly!


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Oct 15, 2018 05:31 |  #8

He has it a bit too close to his body for my liking but I guess he knows what he is doing ?!


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Oct 15, 2018 05:39 as a reply to  @ sirbridge's post |  #9

I agree. He was very comfortable with it and I expect knew range, but it was much too close for comfort for me. But I'm not a snake handler.
I don't mind snakes, but also don't meddle with them.



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Oct 18, 2018 18:45 |  #10

I found three new-born diamondback rattlesnakes in my yard a while ago. I released two of them in a wetlands area, and kept this one to take some pictures. It's in a small terrarium, so it couldn't strike me - although it didn't know that, and tried repeatedly. After getting a lot of photos, it joined it's siblings in the wetland area. It looks like a pretty big one, until I put my finger up to the glass.


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Jan 06, 2021 16:58 |  #11

A small Montpelier snake. We used to get a number of them in the garden in our French house. Not th ebig ones though, about 16" long and they grow to about 4'. Not poisonous, but fiesty, also beautiful animals!


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Jan 06, 2021 17:06 |  #12

And another beauty at the back of our house. A ladder snake. Not poisonous either and not aggressive lik e the Montpelier can be. There were a pair of them but I couldn't get them together :-(


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They were about 3 1/2 to 4 foot long and moved so quickly.

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