Saturday, August 22, 2015

Monty the Python's slough

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Only in Australia!  My granddaughter, 5, examining the slough of a python!


My daughter's neighbor from the house next door came over to show my grandkids the shed skin of his pet, Monty the Python.
You can see the place of the snake's eye at the bottom.  Enlarge the photo for an even better look.


The neighbor said his snake sloughs off the outer layer of skin about once a month.
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(Linking to Camera Critters.)
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9 comments:

sandyland said...

whoa

William Kendall said...

Quite impressive! I remember touching one of these- a boa constrictor- at an event here some months back.

VP said...

So, they keep pythons in lieu of cats?

Gosia k said...

it is very interesting to touch the skin of snake

Come Away With Me said...

Once a month - wow - that's a lot of sloughing off! Lucky Monty, he gets a new skin every month. Maybe next month the neighbor will let them watch Monty in action as he sheds it. It must be quite a process.

Gerard Michaud said...

That is going to be one huge snake !!! I got over my fear of snakes by letting one wrap itself aroung my arm, Dina

Birdman said...

Snakes(even discarded skin), frogs and birds I choose not to handle.

Petrea Burchard said...

Like lace! I had no idea snakes sloughed their skin so often.

Janet Jones said...

My younger son, while in high school, had a ball python as a pet. (ugh) I asked him how fast "Fop" would grow. "Oh, about an inch a mouse." :-)