Saturday, May 22, 2010

Snake skin

Snake skin, originally uploaded by Elizabeth Smith.

Found on the ground: a papery memory of a snake event. Apparently snakes shed their skins several times a year, depending on their age and environmental factors. My young friends were kind enough to bring me this gift to add to my nature journal. It was interesting to draw the wonderful folds and crinkles and scales - not to mention the occasional whiffs of a peculiar "snake" smell!

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