How does a snake shed its skin?

Girls' World - - Critter Q & A -

7, WI — Lau­ren, The sci­en­tific name for this process is called "ecd­y­sis," and snake do it to help grow and get rid of any par­a­sites on their body. In or­der to help to get rid of their old skin, snakes some­times swim to loosen it. Next, they rub their mouth on a rock or other hard sur­face to cre­ate a rip in the old skin. Then, the snake slith­ers out of the old skin un­til it's com­pletely off. They sched be­tween two four times a year!

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