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CARPET PYTHON


CARPET PYTHON
Photo Information
Copyright: des hoi (deshoi) Silver Note Writer [C: 7 W: 2 N: 65] (322)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-11-15
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Pentax K20 d, Pentax F 100/2.8 macro
Exposure: f/16, 1/200 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-12-19 5:23
Viewed: 4979
Points: 16
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Description
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.

Other Names
Carpet Snake

Size
Up to 4m (though usually less than 2.5m).

Habitat
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.

Food
Smaller animals such as rats, possums and birds. Smaller snakes prefer lizards.

Breeding
Female lays between 10 and 50 eggs in late spring or early summer. The female incubate the eggs for 10-15 weeks.

Range
Carpet Pythons are found in heavily timbered areas from Western Australia through top of Northern Territory, through to the eastern states.

otes
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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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2009-12-19 5:39]

Des
What a great capture!
Details are very sharp, colors are lovely!
Congratulation1
Horia

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2009-12-19 7:39]

Wow!
Excellent details
Regards
Razvan

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.
Cheers,
Mehmet

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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [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,
Adrian

Great macro of this beauty, TFS.
Nasit

Good capture with sharp details...
TFS.

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  • Mello Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 140 W: 34 N: 480] (2419)
  • [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.
Kind regards,
Francisco

nice closeup, tfs ori

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