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Carpet Python
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Australian Tropical
Reptiles & Frogs
Carpet Python (Morlelia spilota)
    • The carpet python is one of the most commonly known snakes.
    • It is variable in colour and pattern and it can grow up to a length of 2 metres.
    • Sometimes it can be confused with the Amethystine Python which has larger more tortoise-like scales on its head.


    • The carpet python lives in a habitat range from the wet tropics to near arid desert.
  • it is a crepuscular and nocturnal hunter with its prey consisting of mammals, birds and some reptiles


  • between 15 and 20 eggs are laid, and the young hatch at a length of 30-40 cm.

Viewing Opportunities:

  • If you have a keen interest in viewing them, please let John Chambers know and he will advise you of any sightings during your stay.


Chambers Wildlife Rainforest Lodges
Lake Eacham, Atherton Tableland
Tropical North Queensland, Australia.
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