Having skin in the game, I mean the electric panel box.
Home inspectors see all sorts of things inside electric panel boxes.
You name it - mud and dirt, rusty components, dead mice, huge termite mud condominiums, insects and so forth.
This is the first time I have seen an entire snake skin inside a box!
There was a large hole in the bottom of the box and a good-sized snake could enter, and did!
While there he took the time to shed his skin. And the entire skin was present - neck to tail!
For those unfamiliar, that is a black snake skin. Black snakes are good to have roaming around a property. They keep the rodent population down.
I'm not sure how good it is to have them inside the panel box, but if there are mice living in there I guess they would be taken care of!
My recommendation: while snakes and other animals are not the reason home inspectors go into panel boxes (there were many problem issues inside this box of an electrical nature!), there are such interesting things to be found! And fun to share.
Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC
Based in Bristow, serving all of Northern Virginia.
Office (703) 330-6388 Cell (703) 585-7560