Common name: Coastal Carpet Python
Scientific name: Morelia spilota mcdowelli
Coastal Carpet Pythons inhabit Australia, New Guinea and Indonesia.
These pythons feed primarily at night on mammals and birds.
Median Life Expectancy:
Information coming soon
These pythons are much more arboreal (tree-dwelling) than other pythons and tend to be long and slender. One member of this genus, the scrub python (Morelia amethistina), is one of the world’s longest snakes, having been reported at lengths of over 22 feet.
Least concern |
Did you know that this species has heat-sensing pits located along the upper lip, which allows these snakes to visualize infrared radiation given off by their warm blooded prey!?