On a show with no time and no budget? Here's the fastest, easiest, and best way to get that snake gag in the can! Rent this prop (cheap) and book additional services for new paint. This is a boa or python head and upper body blank ready for your paint job.
Built with a latex skin over urethane foam inside. It is flexible but not droopy. Can be rigged with rod, cable or monofilament.