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Do crocodiles molt?

  1. Jan 22, 2009 #1
    Just curious.
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  4. Jan 22, 2009 #3
    thank you. Too bad though.
    Do any reptiles with legs molt?
  5. Jan 22, 2009 #4


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    Well it does mean that if you see a crocodile skin by the side of the river that it contains a crocodile - which might come in useful !
  6. Jan 22, 2009 #5
    Do you ever get killed by the crocodile you see?
  7. Jan 23, 2009 #6
    I thought lizards shed there skin, they've got legs, for the most part.
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  9. Jan 23, 2009 #8
    I've seen a salamander molt (by one of brother's pets when we were kids). We carefully picked up its skin and floated it in some water in a "dixie" (aka. small disposable drinking) cup, and it floated up and spread out to look like a perfect salamander "ghost." Very cool.

    We weren't allowed to keep crocodiles though... and our snake (a corn snake caught in Florida while visiting grandparents and taken home at the end of vacation) had to go back to Florida the next year (after it got loose in our house and was discovered by our mother in her shower). :smile:
  10. Jan 23, 2009 #9
    That video makes me want to crawl out of my skin.:biggrin:
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