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Green Python

Morelia virdis

Description:

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.

Habitat:

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

Notes:

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

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11 Comments

ScottHarte
ScottHarte 7 years ago

Thanks Karen

Super !

KarenL
KarenL 7 years ago

Congratulations Scott, this spotting has also been featured in the Project Noah blog! http://blog.projectnoah.org/post/5091987...

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 8 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
HaydenG 8 years ago

Looks to be an emerald tree boa.

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 8 years ago

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

KarenL
KarenL 8 years ago

Beautiful! Such vivid colors!

ScottHarte
ScottHarte 8 years ago

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

Mandy Hollman
Mandy Hollman 8 years ago

How beautiful!

ChristyHolland
ChristyHolland 8 years ago

Very neat series!! Gorgeous snake!

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 8 years ago

Wonderful !

ScottHarte
Spotted by
ScottHarte

Australia

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

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