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COASTAL CARPET PYTHON (Morelia spilota mcdowelli) - ©Thor Hakonsen
Morelia spilota is a snake of the Pythonidae family found in Australia, Indonesia and New Guinea. Morelia spilota McDowelli is found predominantly in Australia, in eastern Queensland and northeastern New South Wales.
There are 6 subspecies, commonly referred to as Carpet and Diamond pythons.
 An important, if not the largest, predator in many regions, the species traps or constricts its prey until they suffocate.
M. s. mcdowelli is the largest form, regularly attaining lengths of 2.7–3 m (9–10 feet).
Described as semi-arboreal,  they are largely nocturnal, climbing trees and shrubs as well as  crossing open areas such as rock faces, forest floors and even roads. 
Basking behaviour is commonly observed.

COASTAL CARPET PYTHON (Morelia spilota mcdowelli) - ©Thor Hakonsen

  • Morelia spilota is a snake of the Pythonidae family found in Australia, Indonesia and New Guinea. Morelia spilota McDowelli is found predominantly in Australia, in eastern Queensland and northeastern New South Wales.
  • There are 6 subspecies, commonly referred to as Carpet and Diamond pythons.
  •  An important, if not the largest, predator in many regions, the species traps or constricts its prey until they suffocate.
  • M. s. mcdowelli is the largest form, regularly attaining lengths of 2.7–3 m (9–10 feet).
  • Described as semi-arboreal, they are largely nocturnal, climbing trees and shrubs as well as crossing open areas such as rock faces, forest floors and even roads.
  • Basking behaviour is commonly observed.

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