Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Carpet Python at the back door

16th September 2015

I was greeted at the laundry door this morning to a large Carpet Python (Morelia spilota mcdowelli) coming up the screen door outside! This was about 9.30am, so I was surprised to see him out and about.  Hence I had to race upstairs for my phone to video it and the camera, and then spent quite some time following it around the property, trying to get a few good photos and to see where it went to.  This one was about 2 1/4 metres long.  I posted the first photo onto my facebook page and am informed by a wildlife expert that this python has just shed it's skin. (This is the third snake I have seen in 3 days at Jarowair, so they are well and truly out of hibernation)  It was interesting to note that the Noisy Miners, which usually attack everything, weren't phased at all by the python, however yesterday they were giving hell to a young lace monitor.

J.G.

Carpet Python - Jarowair 16/09/15

Carpet Python - Jarowair 16/09/15

Carpet Python - Jarowair 16/09/15 - Crossing the driveway, showing how long it was. 

Carpet Python - Jarowair 16/09/15.  (I had hoped this photo would be better with the tongue out, but alas this is the best one I got - that spiderweb on it's head is driving me crazy though)


4 comments:

  1. Beautiful creature, especially with it's new skin. Great captures!:)

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    1. Thanks very much - it certainly is a beautiful creature.

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  2. Congratulations on photographing the snake. It is a remarkable creature to be sure.

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