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Coastal carpet python

Morelia spilota mcdowelli


A large non-venomous python commonly found in the Brisbane suburbs. This female measured around 3m in length and lived in the roof space for 3 years.


Widespread in Australia in eastern Queensland and northeastern New South Wales. They may be encountered on the ground, coiled up in undergrowth but more frequently found residing in the roofs of houses even in well settled suburban areas.

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naross 10 years ago

Excellent photos, Ben. I had my own python encounter not too long ago. Wonderful animals... but freaky when they're so close to home. I'm also in Brisbane.

AshleyT 10 years ago

That is really cool! I would love to find such a beautiful snake in/on my house, lucky you!

ShannaB 10 years ago

Hi Ben, welcome to Project Noah! Great spot, and nice to see someone who welcomes snakes in their house. : )

ben130 10 years ago

Thank you both. We have not seen or heard from her in many months now so assume she has moved home or moved on. We know she was a 'she' since last year she laid eggs - lots of small pythons spotted!

KarenL 10 years ago

What a cool housemate!
Welcome to the community Ben!

Maria dB
Maria dB 10 years ago

Cool spotting! What happened after 3 years? And welcome to Project Noah!

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Queensland, Australia

Spotted on Jul 22, 2009
Submitted on Jan 31, 2013

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