Description: The Diamond Python has a moderate body and a board head which is noticeably wider than its neck. The colour of the back and sides are black to olive-black, with most individual scales bearing a cream or yellow spot. The average total length is 2 metres but can get up to 3 metres.
Habitat: The Diamond Python is an inhabitant of rainforests and sclerophyll forests.
Diet: Mammals, birds, lizards and frogs.
Breeding: A female Diamond Python reproduces at 2-3 intervals. Approximately 20, but up to 54 eggs are produced per clutch. The female will increase her body temperature by producing “shivering” movements while coiled around the eggs.
DID YOU KNOW?
The Diamond Python is Australia’s and the world’s, most southerly occurring python.
Morelia spilota spilota