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Murray Darling Carpet Python

Description: The Murray Darling Carpet Python also commonly known as the Inland Carpet Python has a moderate size body with a broad head. The colour of the back and sides are reddish-brown to blackish-brown with irregular, dark-edged, pale greyish or fawn blotches and crossbars, sometimes producing a net-like pattern. An adult Murray Darling/Inland Carpet Python can reach between 1.8-2.7 metres in length.

Bite: Non-venomous

Habitat: Inhabits dry woodland, often on flood plains, along river margins and on rocky outcrops.

Diet: Will primarily feed on mammals, birds and lizards.

Breeding: A female Murray Darling / Inland Carpet Python will lay about 20- 50 eggs every 3-4 years, normally in a hollow log.  The female will produce ‘shivering’ motions to generate heat to warm the eggs. Upon hatching, the young pythons are completely independent and do not remain with their mother.

Murray Darling/Inland Carpet Pythons are popular as pets since they are generally not aggressive towards humans.

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