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Morelia amethistina

Description:

Australia's largest snake, Specimens have been measured at more than 8.5 m in length, thankfully it's non-venomous



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5 Comments

DarrenC
DarrenC 5 years ago

Sorry guys been away from this page for a couple of years, yes that one was captive in a sanctuary

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 5 years ago

So then is this a captive? http://www.arod.com.au/arod/reptilia/Squ...

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 5 years ago

Beautiful animal. @Christiane I was recently surprised to learn we have endemic, pythons in Victoria. - Morelia spilota ssp. Up to about 3 metres... must be possum and/or bird eaters I guess.

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 6 years ago

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

DarrenC
DarrenC 8 years ago

that particular one was in captivity at Healesville Sanctuary, I don't think I would fancy walking up that close to one in the wild

Christiane
Christiane 8 years ago

Where did you spot this on.. I thought you only find them in the far north of Australia?

DarrenC
Spotted by
DarrenC

Victoria, Australia

Lat: -37.65, Long: 145.52

Spotted on May 14, 2011
Submitted on May 17, 2011

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