I was very disconcerted to go out for a couple of hours during the day and return to find a shed snake skin in my carport which hadn’t been there earlier. A pretty bold fellow to be wandering about in the open during the morning. I picked the skin up to see if I could identify what snake type it was but as it is very translucent it’s hard to tell. It’s about a metre long and the width of my index finger at the head end (not the biggest I’ve ever collected – that was a 2.6 metre diamond python skin).
In this next photo the split in the very outer layer can be seen revealing that, although it feels paper-thin, there are actually a couple of layers to it.
It was obviously a day for Australian animals to visit my property. I checked my orange tree for bugs, found a couple, and went to get the ladder. In my outdoor shed I saw a leaf tailed gecko hiding in the dark on the wall. What a beauty. Below I’ve put my photo first and two others I found on the internet. Each one is so different. What a coincidence seeing as I’ve been drawing my own versions of geckos recently.
Images from: pixdaus.com and aussiepythons.com/forum/australian-lizards-5383/id-leaf-tail-gecko-please-143638/