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The Carpet Python or Diamond Python is a large snake. The colour and pattern vary greatly. Eastern populations are pale or dark brown to olive-green, with irregular dark-edged cream to pale yellowish blotches. Other populations can be grey or reddish with darker blotches Mainly nocturnal species, but is often seen basking during the day.
Up to 4m (though usually less than 2.5m).
Floodplains, rainforests to open woodlands and rocky mountain ranges. Found in undergrowth, tree branches. Hides among leaf litter in tree hollows, logs and rocky crevices.
Smaller animals such as rats, possums and birds. Smaller snakes prefer lizards.
Female lays between 10 and 50 eggs in late spring or early summer. The female incubate the eggs for 10-15 weeks.
Carpet Pythons are found in heavily timbered areas from Western Australia through top of Northern Territory, through to the eastern states.
Combat can occur between males in spring. During combat, bodies are intertwined with heads raised more than a metre of the ground.
They are not venomous, although can give a painful bite.
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- [2009-12-19 5:39]
What a great capture!
Details are very sharp, colors are lovely!
- [2009-12-19 7:39]
A very nice portrait of a beautiful specimen Des, captured in good taste and great detail. I especially liked the typical nocturnal eye with the vertical pupil and the heat receptor pits on the sublabials immediately below the eye.
- [2009-12-19 10:03]
Hi Des Hoi,
Nice macro. Details and exceptional colors!
A very special image, a portrait Chiat might say.
have a nice Saturday,
Great macro of this beauty, TFS.
Good capture with sharp details...
- [2009-12-20 13:13]
Lovely super macro dear Des.
Great details and light conditions. We can almost touch the downside pattern.
TFS and see you in TN.
nice closeup, tfs ori