Common Tree Snake Skin Slough

common tree snake next to its skin slough

Snake Skin Slough Size Comparison

Snakes periodically slough their old dead layer of skin as they grow. This is not entirely unlike mammals, but we slough skin particles in tiny fragments and snakes are able to shed the entire skin in one piece. To do this they often seek a water source to soak in to assist them in sliding the skin off inside out. As we can see here, the skin is quite stretched skins you might find don’t necessarily indicate the length of the actual snake.

This individual was removed by our snake catcher from a client’s home in Forest Lake. We allowed it to finish sliding its skin off before relocating it elsewhere.

This species is non venomous and hunts lizards and frogs during the day. They are adept climbers and will quickly scale trees and buildings.

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