Morelia spilota

Morelia spilota

Morelia spilota

(Carpet Snake, Carpet Python)

FAMILY

Pythonidae

Species

Morelia spilota

Common name

Carpet Snake, Carpet Python

Main colour

Green with cream blotches

Body size

To 3 m long

Campus

Cairns, Townsville

Description

This snake is widespread and can be found in a variety of habitats including buildings! Usually preys on mammals but also sometimes on amphibians. The upper part of the body is dark green decorated with cream to yellow blotches, the belly is paler.

Additional image

Carpet python