Dianne Hausler
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Carpet Python
Carpet Python
Morelia spilota

Description: Non-venomous.
Behaviour: Semi-arboreal and mostly nocturnal. Carpet Pythons shelters in tree hollows but can be seen climbing trees and crossing open areas such as forest floors. Basking behaviour is also commonly observed. 
Lifespan: 25-30 years.
Development: Females breeds every 2-3 years. Up to 54 eggs are laid between November to January.
Length: up to 3.5m.
Weight: up to 4.5kg.
Diet: The carpet python are carnivores and feed on small mammals, birds and reptiles.
Habitat: Most habitats. Rainforest to suburban parks and yards.
Threats: Land clearing and cats.
Status: Secure in South East Queensland.

Photographed: Wellington Point, Redland City.
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