Snake info

Subject: Snake info
From: Terry Pacey <>
Date: Sun, 5 Jun 2005 17:37:07 +1000

Today, while visiting friends, one of whom is a Nat Parks Ranger, we were shown a discarded snake skin. The skin was not complete but covered from the back of the head, past the mid-body and almost to the anal area. The only way to identify it, even roughly, was a mid-body scale row count.

This was done twice by each of us so we are certain of the accuracy of the count but to be sure, we cut the skin, flattened it out and did a further two counts. Each time we came up with eleven rows.

We then consulted every book we had on hand including Cogger but can find no record of any snake with this count. Any suggestions?

I apologise for posting a non-birding request but don't know where else to turn.

Thanks for any suggestion

Terry Pacey
Gold Coast.

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