Hi. I have a small ball python who froze to death a few months ago, in our basement. A friend had not closed the cage all the way and she got out. In short, I am wondering what's the best way to preserve her whole skeleton. She is frozen right now in the basement, (it's a dirt floor one and very cold) but slowly thawing out. Should I let it naturally decay, like you'd do with a mammal skeleton, and then bleach it? or will the bleach eat at he finer bones? Do I have to skin it and remove the organs myself (this could be gruesome, since she has thawed for a few days now; yuck.) The snake os about 3 feet long if that helps.
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If you just let it decay, The meat will shrivel, and sort of mummify like beef jerkey and you will never get it off. It is best considering the hundreds apon hundreds of little rib bones, to send it out to have it profesionally done