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Old 09-01-2010, 08:32 PM   #1
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I found a piece of snakeskin in the front yard. I've never seen a rattlesnake around here, but DH thinks the snakeskin is from rattler...but he's no expert. I don't suppose you can tell from this picture of a part of a snakeskin, can you?
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Old 09-01-2010, 09:52 PM   #2
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I wouldn't know but I found this while searching......
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Old 09-02-2010, 09:11 PM   #3
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As far as I know, unless you see the rattle, it is really hard to tell what kind of snake shed the skin. My daughter's ball pythons' sheds look fairly similar to that one, and I think that other snakes with a blotchy pattern like that including gopher snakes, copperheads, and many others could shed a skin like that.

Very cool video, Havalotta!

I once brought a snake to school to show my kids' class, and it shed in the container I had it in; the shed came out knotted. They were very impressed. I guess when you need to shed, little things like being in a tight space are only minor inconveniences.
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Moisture aids a snake in their shedding. Rubbing on or under things gets the pealing process started...
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Old 09-03-2010, 08:34 PM   #5
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Maybe that was why it shed in my yard...because I watered...and this area has had a pretty dry summer. We did get about 6/10" last night/this morning, however. That's the most we've gotten in quite a while. A neighbor did tell me someone had killed a rattlesnake about 2 or so feet long recently. I wish they'd put up photos of the snakes. I always wonder if it really was a rattler. There is another kind of snake in the area that could be mistaken for a rattler if someone didn't know the difference. We're extending a part of my fence out a bit and considering putting in something to deter some critters that can't climb over things very well.
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