Thursday, 6 November 2008

Nipper Shedding

This is the first time we have witnessed Nipper shedding. He has always buried himself before and it was a most fascinating thing to watch. This picture shows him on his back, pulling his legs out of the old skin. For a very long time, he was just laying on his back, so long in fact, we thought he had died. All of a sudden, he drew back his legs, and flipped himself right side up. It was just like a spring.

He is not fully mobile yet, he is still "drying" out and getting the stability and colour back to his limbs.

There has been noticeable growth to his hairs and the colour is fantastic. As soon as he comes out of his hammock web and moves around, I hope to get a picture of him in all his new splendour.

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