Take a peek at snake eggs

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Today our resident corn snake, Checkers, laid eggs.

Checkers is a single female, so her unfertilized eggs won't be hatching any baby snakes but will be used as a teaching tool in the Museum. Unfertilized snake eggs are called slugs and are normally smaller and yellower than fertilized eggs.

Unlike bird eggs, which have a hard outer shell, snake eggs feel soft and leathery. 

If you're thinking that one of the eggs in the photo below looks like a peanut, you're right! The peanut is there to show how small the eggs are.

corn snake eggs

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