Morelia spilota bredli

Description

The Centralian Carpet Python has a moderate body and a board head which is wider than its neck. The colour of the back and sides are terracotta, reddish brown to dark brown with numerous irregular, dark-edged cream blotches and bars. Under surface is white to yellowish.

Distribution

The Centralian Carpet Python occupies an area within a 200 km radius of Alice Springs.

Lifespan

The lifespan of many of our reptiles has not been studied in great detail, many are considered to live an average of 20 - 30 years.

Size

The average size of the Centralian Carpet Python is 2 metres.

Diet

The diet of the Centralian Carpet Python consists of mammals and birds.

Habitat

The Centralian Carpet Python inhabits dry grassland and scrubland. Shelters in caves, rabbit warrens and hallow trees.

Breeding

A female Centralian Carpet Python will lay 13 - 47 eggs in a tree hallow. The female will remain coiled around the eggs to help with incubation and to protect the eggs from predators.

Bite

Non-venomous