animal medicine is about getting rid of unproductive patterns of existing, as these great reptile's regularly shed their tired skin in order to start anew. Because snakes don't have limbs, they rely on their outer layer's scaled protection to move about. Getting rid of their old skin keeps them fresh and healthy. Gilbert Bowannie's Picasso marble snake is an active one, at about 2 3/4" long, 5/8" wide and 3/8" tall. A gorgeous coral forked tongue, etched details and smart turquoise inlaid eyes are lovely additions.