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Indian rock python

Python molurus molurus

Description:

It is also called as hebbavu (ಹೆಬ್ಬಾವು) in kannada. These are slow moving. Indian python has two subspecies: Burmese pythons-P. molurus bivitatus (can grow up to 7.6 m) and Indian python- p. molurus molurus (reaching a maximum of about 6.4 m), this species has light brown and tan rectangles placed over a typically cream background and head is pinkish-brown, triangular and is clearly broader than neck, heat sensitive pits found laterally on snout, partial arrow-shaped marking on the posterior end of the head (on dorsal surface), Tail is short and has dark yellow and black reticulations.

Notes:

In sunny afternoon, outside the shed spotted this snake in between dry grass bundles, it was calm and it already ate a mouse and was hiding between the grass bundles from harsh sunlight.

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maradithayamb
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maradithayamb

Katpadi, Karnataka, India

Spotted on May 30, 2021
Submitted on May 30, 2021

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