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Black Racer

Coluber constrictor


In this spotting the snakes eyes appear whitish in color. Snakes do not have eyelids; instead they have specially adapted scales over their eyes called eye caps (also known as spectacles). These are normally shed along with the skin during each shed cycle, but sometimes they do not shed properly -- a condition called retained eye caps.

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BrandyMurray 10 years ago

He is a pirate.

JC_Forester 10 years ago

They should shed from moving around in the wild. :-)

suzmonk 10 years ago

Will they shed next time? Or is he stuck with eye caps from now on?

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Kentucky, USA

Spotted on Jul 4, 2013
Submitted on Jul 4, 2013

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