Snake makes ‘popping’ sound while shedding old skin in stunning close-up images of the deadly king cobra
- A snake lover filmed the moment his king cobra shook off its old skin layer
- The unknown man from North America called his esteemed snake Jafar
- Snakes shed their skin when their body becomes too large for the outer layer
A snake lover has shared the moment when the skin of his esteemed king cobra ‘loosened’.
The unknown snake lover, somewhere in North America and with the Instagram username @pacinthesink, filmed the venomous snake as it slipped out of its old skin.
Loud popping sounds were picked up by the microphone of the camera while the skin separated from a fresh layer underneath.
The short video showed the snake, called Jafar, as it moved over the wood chips on the bottom of its crate.
The unknown snake lover, somewhere in North America and with the Instagram username @pacinthesink, films the poisonous snake as it slides out of its old skin layer
The enthusiast – who has shared photos and videos of other snakes with names such as Luna, Goldilocks and Julian – wrote: “The biggest babe there is, my boy Jafar.
“Here he is getting dressed, he even makes falling off cute. Sound to hear the old skin of the new popping. “
The video made the snake move quickly through his cage while his skin pulled away and made the loud noise.
The short video shows the snake, called Jafar, that slowly moves over the wood chips on the bottom of its crate
An old, transparent skin layer is then left on the floor of the container.
King cobras shed their skin four to six times a year from the time they reach adulthood, but young animals shed every month as they grow rapidly from every layer.
To begin the peeling process, the hose rubs against a rough material, in this case the wood chips.
And by the time the separation process is complete, the snake has new skin, teeth, teeth, eyes and tongue.