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Woma

Aspidites ramsayi

Description:

Woma Pythons are one of only two species of Python under the Aspidites genus. These snakes lack the heat sensitive pits between the labial scales and the larger triangular heads that most other python species have.This species is classified as Endangered (EN) on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species, as such the location here is only approximate.

Habitat:

Found in Australia in the west and center of the country: from Western Australia through southern Northern Territory and northern South Australia to southern Queensland and northwestern New South Wales. Normally found in drier "Mulga" country.

Notes:

Found this one on a mining access track. Quite large, this one was almost 2 meters in length I'd say. Cranky old fella he was too. Quite smart, constantly moving his tail behind his body. Eventually I got him. Relocated him a few hundred meters off the road.

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6 Comments

Maria dB
Maria dB 7 years ago

Great spotting - and great that you were able to re-locate him

NathBig
NathBig 7 years ago

Thanks for the comments everyone!

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 7 years ago

Great looking python - nice colour around the head. Thanks for sharing this Nathan. I always associated pythons with rainforests.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 7 years ago

Absolutely fantastic spotting Nathan... and a great looking snake too. Never heard of it before something to read about. I hope numbers are holding up. Thanks for this.

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 7 years ago

Wow! Great specimen and series Nathan.

ShannaB
ShannaB 7 years ago

Well done, Nath. First wild spotting of a Woma on Project Noah, and what a beauty!!!

NathBig
Spotted by
NathBig

Queensland, Australia

Spotted on Jul 1, 2014
Submitted on Jul 1, 2014

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