A Snake Got Trapped Inside an Endless Circle of Its Own Shedding Skin

Poor snake. This slithery Stimson’s Python somehow managed to shed its skin completely within itself. The tail, oddly enough, finished shedding inside the mouth of the snake, forming a perfect circle that unfortunately trapped the snake inside of its old skin. According to the Alice Springs Reptile Centre in Australia, the non-venomous snake was just going around and around inside its own skin for over three hours before it was able to find a way out.

Here’s the snake finally out of its skin:

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lostEngineer

This happens more than most would like to admit. However many, many survive this ordeal, and once finished with the BAR call themselves lawyers.