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What is this?
November 02, 2017 02:41PM
Seen near lower Cathedral Lake last week. About 3 inches long.

Re: What is this?
November 02, 2017 03:15PM
Snakes shed their skin so you found a nice example of a shedded skin. The wide sections in the skin are the scale plates on the underside of the snake which they use to move.

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 11/02/2017 03:16PM by parklover.
Re: What is this?
November 06, 2017 08:42PM
Yes, clearly a snake skin. I would guess it's a rattlesnake, judging from the width. But I would not at all expect to find rattlers at that elevation.
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