Wednesday, August 27, 2014

The Art of Shedding

Photo by Ned Harris 8/13/2014

Snakes (try to) shed their skin in one piece. (They're usually successful.) They start by rubbing their head on something rough, like this rock, and catching a split piece of skin. Then they slither out of their skin, like taking off a sock, turning it inside out in the process. Ned and I saw the whole skin here, but most of it had been broken up by rain the day before. This section was the most photogenic.

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