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Name: Teresa U.
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Age: 40s
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Date: 10/1/2003

Is there a way to identify the shed of a snake? Does a copperhead shed look different than a non poisonous snake shed?

Shed snake skins retain some patterning but not much color of the live snake. Yes, it is possible to identify the sheds, but not always easy. I have not found a handy reference. I would compare the pattern of the shed to illustrations in a good field guide, and if in doubt ask an expert at a zoo, nature center, wildlife center or the like.

J. Elliott

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