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Scrub Python

Morelia amethistina

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Meet Leeroy the duckling killer! This one was only 4.9 m long and stole 5 of my ducklings..We had to relocate it 3 times!

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17 Comments

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 8 years ago

Hello Christiane. All of the Australian mainland Morelia amethistina are now considered Morelia kinghorni (a former subspecies).

borzrach
borzrach 10 years ago

WOW, that is one large snake!

Christiane
Christiane 10 years ago

Yes he was very heavy.. we had to get him out of the chuck yard first!

shebebusynow
shebebusynow 10 years ago

He must have been a very heavy snake--did you coax him to slither on his own or have to lift him? Too bad he wouldn't settle for something else to eat. I can appreciate your not wanting to sacrifice so many little lives.

Christiane
Christiane 10 years ago

:-)

Hema
Hema 10 years ago

Goodbye Leeroy!

Christiane
Christiane 10 years ago

The last time he did not come back.. the first time was 1 km and the 2. time 1.5km but we did not leave him in a dark bin for a while!

Hema
Hema 10 years ago

That's little over 2 miles. And he found his way back?
good vision and sense of smell I guess.

Christiane
Christiane 10 years ago

In the end we put Leeroy in a bin over night and drove him 5 km into a national park!

Hema
Hema 10 years ago

How far from his territory was he relocated?

Christiane
Christiane 10 years ago

No professional snake catcher needed.. you learn to deal with this visitors on your own!!!

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 10 years ago

Is that a professional snake catcher on the pic? That python looks big enough to constrict a human! The joys of living in Queensland...

Christiane
Christiane 10 years ago

It could have been the best dinner.. but HE/SHE would not get enough!! One would have to been OKAY!! 5 is not fair!!

Zulkifly Amir
Zulkifly Amir 10 years ago

woooaaa, that a big one

shebebusynow
shebebusynow 10 years ago

stolen? He probably thought he'd found the best diner in town!

Christiane
Christiane 10 years ago

Yes it was one of the larges I have seen in the wild..

Sally Chuang
Sally Chuang 10 years ago

wow...big snake..

Christiane
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Christiane

4885, Queensland, Australia

Spotted on Oct 17, 2008
Submitted on May 17, 2011

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