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Green Python

Morelia virdis


Can reach a length of 1.5m. Adults are bright green while juveniles are bright yellow (retained for about three years). Rests in distinctive looped coils on a branch or vine. Convergent evolution with the Emerald Tree Boa in South America.


In Australia it is only found in the rainforests and vine thickets of the Iron Range National park.


The coolest snake I have ever seen. The only reason I drove up the Cape was to find this snake.

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ScottHarte 8 years ago

Thanks Karen

Super !

KarenL 8 years ago

Congratulations Scott, this spotting has also been featured in the Project Noah blog!

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 9 years ago

Hi Hayden. Corallus caninus is tropical South American. Morelia virdis occurs in tropical (Cape York Peninsula) Australia (the area of this spotting) and New Guinea. :-)

HaydenG 9 years ago

Looks to be an emerald tree boa.

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 9 years ago

Yes, I would agree with your notes. I love them :-)

KarenL 9 years ago

Beautiful! Such vivid colors!

ScottHarte 9 years ago

Thanks, just finding this snake made the whole trip worthwhile.

Mandy Hollman
Mandy Hollman 9 years ago

How beautiful!

ChristyHolland 9 years ago

Very neat series!! Gorgeous snake!

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 9 years ago

Wonderful !

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Spotted on May 24, 2012
Submitted on Jun 10, 2012

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