Mary-Kate Olsen, Herpetologist

June 4, 2009 | By Jennifer Newman | Creative, Entertainment

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Mary-Kate Olsen wore patterned snakeskin pumps to the Los Angeles premiere of ‘The Hangover’ at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre on June 2, 2009 in Hollywood, California. The snakeskin’s color pattern of alternating bands of red, black and white is common to milk snakes. Is herpetology the new retifism?

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Pueblan milk snake (Lampropeltis trangulum campbelli), Denver Zoo.

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