Last night I was in my basement doing a few back stretches. Looking at the ceiling I saw a snake skin tail hanging down. I thought I should investigate. After my initial snake skin removal attempt I called my son Morgan down to help. I could not see the end to the snake skin. We finally recovered said shed skin. I was shocked to see that it was 95 inches long. That's top of the ceiling down to the floor folks. Now as you can imagine I am sure this monster is crawling around my studio or man cave. Might be good to keep out the women, and that is what I will sound like if it sees me before I see it.
I wonder if these photos are of the owner of the shed skin. A few years ago we had a dove nest in our lattice. Our family watch the hatch-ling grow. It was for sure a great nature lesson for our kids. One day my wife asked me to go help the chick, as she thought it was stuck in the lattice. Well now, stuck yes, lattice no! 5 foot black snake was teaching our nature lesson about the circle of life and death. Food was now the chicks purpose.
I did catch and release the winner of the battle. Just 2 years later, we had a family over for dinner. As we were saying good-bye, one of the kids pointed to a black snake in our tree. They asked me to catch it, so I gave it a college try. After pulling a bloody thumb back, I asked one of the kids for his light saber. Using this Star Wars weapon of choice to pry the 5 foot serpent from his safe haven, i think I used a bit too much of the force. The snake was airborne. Flying through the air end over end right towards the little Luke Skywalker. Yes indeed, the snakes midsection hit Luke square in the adams apple. And then in a split second became a Black Snake neck wrap! The blood curled in all the adults, even though it had been thinned. Luke screamed for 2 seconds, but then with one brave swift move, stripped the snake from his neck and beamed with pride. Sorry no photos or video. But I think my snake is kinda like that Beaver on the commercial where he pays the car driver back for saving his life by cutting down the tree to stop the car before the washed out bridge collapsed.