Do snakes shed their skin?

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As they grow, snakes shed all of their skin. The skin comes off like a sock, beginning at the mouth. Snakes can only shed their skin when the air is moist. If the air is dry, the skin does not come off. This is dangerous for the snake, since the old skin can get infected. Skin left attached to the tail can cut off the supply of blood to the tip which can cause it to drop off.

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