Saturday, August 16, 2008

Snakeskin on the Shellpot Creek

I haven't seen another Northern Water Snake this year on or in the creek like years past but today I found some evidence that they are still around. This snake skin was shed in the creek at a spot between the rocks that looked good for a snake to scrape off its skin at.

I put it in the sun to dry and then took a picture. It is very scaly and you can see the finer scales on what was the top of the snake and the coarser scales on what was the bottom of the snake. It is pretty long and probably not even the full snake since the snake looks like it would have been 4 inches in circumference or so.

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