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Carpet Python

Morelia spilota


The Carpet Python or Diamond Python is a large snake. The colour and pattern vary greatly. Eastern populations are pale or dark brown to olive-green, with irregular dark-edged cream to pale yellowish blotches. Other populations can be grey or reddish with darker blotches Mainly nocturnal species, but is often seen basking during the day. The average adult size of is up to 4 meters.


Floodplains, rainforests to open woodlands and rocky mountain ranges. Found in undergrowth, tree branches. Hides among leaf litter in tree hollows, logs and rocky crevices. Carpet Pythons are found in heavily timbered areas from Western Australia through top of Northern Territory, through to the eastern states


Spotted on the tree close to a little bush house in the wood. According to the owner, the snake is living there since many years.

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Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 8 years ago

You're welcome!

MelanieAustralia 8 years ago

Oh thank you so much !

KarenL 8 years ago

Congratulations Melanie, your spotting has been featured in the Project Noah blog!

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Western Australia, Australia

Spotted on Feb 16, 2010
Submitted on Sep 24, 2012

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