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Carpet Python
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PYTHON
Family BOIDAE
NON- VENOMOUS
 
Description:
The most commonly encountered snake in suburban South East Queensland. This python is extremely variable in markings and colouration. Colours range from pale to dark brown, black, olive green, grey and reddish, with numerous irregular dark edged cream blotches. The Carpet Python has a powerful, robust body with a "coffin" shaped head which is distinct from the neck.
 
Size:
Adults 150 - 400 cm
 
Behaviour:
Although mainly nocturnal, this snake is often sighted basking in the sun. Unprovoked, the Carpet Python is a relatively shy, sleepy snake but if disturbed, this snake will hiss loudly and will not hesitate to bite
 
Prey:
Mainly mammals, reptiles, birds and occasionally the family cat.
 
Reproduction:
Mates in spring. Females lay up to 60 eggs in summer.
 
 
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