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Sunday, September 27, 2009

The Copperhead

What do you do when you find a perfectly good copperhead in the road? Well, perfectly good except for the part that a car ran over...

If you are me, you take it home and begin the tanning process on the snake skin. The copperhead was so pretty, it would have been a shame to leave it.

Lucky for me -- my husband was a Boy Scout (actually an Eagle Scout). He sort of knew how to get started. The internet provided the information on how to do the rest.

The photo on the blog today shows the inside of the skin after the cleaning, drying, and first application of an alcohol-glycerin mixture.

This snake was just about 2 feet long (including head). It is too short for a belt -- but I am thinking there are a few great bracelets here.


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