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Amethystine Python

Morelia kinghorni

Description:

Around 3 - 4 meters ! Brown, yellowish and very docile. We took it away from the road and drag it safely to the bush

Habitat:

These include the wetter tropical rainforests, monsoon forests and vine forests.

Notes:

There is no record of Amethystine Pythons being a danger to human beings and will do everything possible to avoid human contact. Night time gives pythons a distinct advantage. Apart from smell, they rely on heat-sensing organs below their jaws to detect warmth radiating from bird and mammal prey. During the day, ground heated by the sun confuses this heat-picture, but at night, when the surroundings are cool, a potential warm dinner stands out. (Source: Australian Department of Environment)

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8 Comments

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 8 years ago

Thanks, Melanie

Neil Ross
Neil Ross 8 years ago

Nice spotting, Melanie. Never seen one of these pythons before. Looks pretty big too. And cheers for the info :-)

MelanieAustralia
MelanieAustralia 8 years ago

Cheers SFrazier, I update the name :)

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 8 years ago

Hello. All of the Australian mainland Morelia amethistina are now considered Morelia kinghorni (a former subspecies).

KevinBBabbitt
KevinBBabbitt 9 years ago

Wow! thats a find of a life time!!

MelanieAustralia
MelanieAustralia 9 years ago

:)

ShannaB
ShannaB 9 years ago

Well done! : )

NeilDazet
NeilDazet 9 years ago

Wow! That is a big snake! Thanks for moving him from the road!

MelanieAustralia
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MelanieAustralia

Cairns, Queensland, Australia

Spotted on Jul 17, 2010
Submitted on Jun 17, 2012

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