Large Snake Skull

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Uploaded 10 Mar 2008 — 12 favorites
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© Dennis Blauer
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i believe it's from an Indigo Snake.

In the Central Florida Snakes photo essay.

17 responses

  • Dennis Blauer

    Dennis Blauer   said (10 Mar 2008):

    this image is about twice the real size.

  • Catherine Hadler

    Catherine Hadler gave props (12 Mar 2008):

    what a beautiful find!

  • Dennis Blauer

    Dennis Blauer   said (12 Mar 2008):

    thanks Catherine! i have trained my eyes to spot skeletons and skulls of animals on the ground when i'm hiking. right now i'm curing a big tarpon skull, currently in the ants-pick-it-over stage, next to all day boiling in a giant pot to rid it of it's final fleshy film.

  • Alpha Miller

    Alpha Miller gave props (12 Mar 2008):

    wicked

  • Dennis Blauer

    Dennis Blauer   said (12 Mar 2008):

    thanks Alpha! it does look sinister, doesn't it?

  • Audrey Kanekoa-Madrid

    Audrey Kanekoa-Madrid (Deleted) gave props (12 Mar 2008):

    Holy smokes!

  • Audrey Kanekoa-Madrid

    Audrey Kanekoa-Madrid (Deleted) said (12 Mar 2008):

    Has a smile too!

  • Dennis Blauer

    Dennis Blauer   said (12 Mar 2008):

    yeah Audrey! and it opens up really really wide too!

  • Nelson Campbell

    Nelson Campbell (Deleted) gave props (15 Mar 2008):

    That is not only an impressive skull, but a great photograph! B&W perfect.

  • Dennis Blauer

    Dennis Blauer   said (15 Mar 2008):

    thanks Nelson! i debated about taking it in color because the wood box background is beautiful, dark, richly worn, chocolate wood.

  • May Lattanzio

    May Lattanzio gave props (15 Mar 2008):

    That's a big skull. How do you prep it after the ants are finished? I used to soak the skeletons in bleach and water.

  • Dennis Blauer

    Dennis Blauer   said (15 Mar 2008):

    thanks May! i've never done a fish skull before. i'll only use the slightest bleach solution after i've peeled all large pieces of flesh off. if necessary, i'll repeat the process ten times to clean if i have to. with regualr skulls like these once usually does it, twice once in a while for a really fresh skull.

  • Rachel Mckinnie

    Rachel Mckinnie gave props (25 Mar 2008):

    Super cool find.

  • Dennis Blauer

    Dennis Blauer   said (25 Mar 2008):

    thanks Rachel!

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (23 Feb 2011):

    Oh YEAH! Rad!

  • Alexis - Now on Flickr

    Alexis - Now on Flickr gave props (5 Mar 2011):

    back to vote

  • Judy and Wayne Wanamaker

    Judy and Wayne Wanamaker gave props (13 Jun 2011):

    A fabulous black and white, Dennis. Great entry. voted.

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