Lino Silva of Sedro-Woolley says the snake apparently had been run over by a car.
He and his friend Nick Pfeifer hauled the roadkill snake to a relative's house, where they skinned it.
Pfeifer says he learned how to skin a python by watching the Discovery Channel. He says he plans to call a taxidermist so he can preserve the skin and use it to make a jacket or a vest.
The two men told the Skagit Valley Herald they think the python was somebody's pet that escaped or was released.
Sedro-Woolley is about 70 miles north of Seattle.