Just to keep things interesting at our home is now serving as a temporary holding place for rescue snakes – i.e. pet snakes that people don’t want anymore. We already have tree frogs, anoles, and some fish of our own, plus a few caterpillars that we are watching turn into butterflies in a container. Two eight foot long snakes – a boa and a carpet python – are living in our den temporarily. My husband, an amateur herpetologist and member of the Maine Herpetological Society, is now a snake rescuer. I guess that makes me the den mother. This guy posing on my sewing machine is a carpet python.
What do snakes have to do with sewing? About an hour after our photo shoot this one shed his skin – amazing to watch. The shed skin is now drying in our dining room mounted on to cardboard with straight pins. Every nature printer’s dream – an 8 foot long shed snake skin! Just imagine all the fabric that I can print with that!