WATCH: Python Snake gets trapped, stuck in its own SKIN as it sheds, runs in circles full video
You know those ancient “ouroboros” symbols of the serpent eating its own tail? This is kind of like that, but a lot less majestic.
The video comes from the Alice Springs Reptile Centre in Alice Springs, Australia. Visitors at the center pointed out that “Stimmy” the Stimson’s python was in the process of shedding but seemed to have gotten stuck in an endless loop of its own dead skin.
The reptile experts at the center aren’t sure how it managed to get itself in this mess but said that he was slithering around and around this loop for three hours. Stimmy managed to get out eventually and left behind a perfectly looped shed skin, with just a small hole it used as an escape tunnel.