A couple of snakes

"The most familiar example of moulting in reptiles is when snakes "shed their skin". This is usually achieved by the snake rubbing its head against a hard object, such as a rock (or between two rocks) or piece of wood, causing the already stretched skin to split. At this point, the snake continues to rub its skin on objects, causing the end nearest the head to peel back on itself, until the snake is able to crawl out of its skin, effectively turning the moulted skin inside-out. This is similar to how one might remove a sock from one's foot by grabbing the open end and pulling it over itself. The snake's skin is often left in one piece after the moulting process, including the discarded brille (ocular scale), so that the moult is vital for maintaining the animal's quality of vision. The skins of lizards, in contrast, generally fall off in pieces."

Folder: Fauna

Uploaded: Dec 14, 2016

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Tags: snakes, reptiles, venomous, snakeskin, zmije, reptili

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published 12 months ago
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digipan

digipan

posted 12 months ago

:)))

vicky88

vicky88

posted 12 months ago

wow.....