Morelia kinghorni

Description

The Australian Scrub Python has a moderately slender body and a long head, wider than its neck. The colour of the back and sides is yellowish to golden with numerous ragged blackish bands that may form a net-like pattern. The average length of the Scrub Python is 3.5 meters but can reach up to 8 meters.

Bite

Non-venomous

Habitat

Inhabits rainforest, sclerophyll forests and humid woodland of Far North Queensland.

Diet

Mammals and birds.

Breeding

A female lays 5-17 eggs per clutch. she broods the eggs by coiling about them and produces "shivering" movements to keep them warm.