MORELIA VIRIDIS or GREEN INDONESIAN TREE PYTHON
- Morelia viridis, the green tree python, is a species of python found in New Guinea, islands in Indonesia, and Cape York Peninsula in Australia.
- Primarily arboreal, these snakes have a particular way of resting in the branches of trees; they loop a coil or two over the branches in a saddle position and place their head in the middle. This trait is shared with the emerald tree boa, Corallus caninus, of South America. This habit, along with their appearance, has caused people to confuse the two species when seen outside their natural habitat.
- Hatchlings are lemon yellow with broken stripes and spots of purple and brown, or golden or orange/red. Over time the color changes as the animal matures, color of the adult depends on the locality of the animal (some taking many years to finish color change).
Fact Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morelia_viridis
Other Images you may enjoy:
Boelen Python - oil slick black with iridescent color (same snake)
Mess of Green Tree Pythons
i love this snake. he kinda looks snuggly. next time i’ll be more diligent about reading the info about each animal so i can share it. it’s hard to watch three kids and try to take good pics in a dark reptile house though.