INLAND CARPET PYTHON

(Non-venomous)

Appearance

Usually 2.4m in length, with a maximum size of 2.7m. They are slate grey in colouring, with heavy dark blue to black patterns, with some tan markings.

Habitat

Semi-arboreal: typically inhabiting rocky outcrops, dry woodlands, tree-lined creek beds and floodplains.

Agile climbers of rock faces and in trees.

Diet

Active hunters, feeding on small and large mammals, reptiles, frogs and birds.

Non-venomous snake, so they constrict their prey.

Breeding

The female can lay 10-50 eggs. She will coil herself around the eggs to protect them and keep them warm. Once they hatch, this maternal care ceases and they must be self-reliant to survive.

Predators

Main threat are people and other snakes

Prey

Prey on small and large mammals, reptiles and frogs.

Life expectancy

Can live 15-20 years