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Inland Carpet Python

Inland carpet python is a subspecies of carpet python snake occurring in Australia. Like all pythons, it is nonvenomous and a constrictor. The subspecies is semi-arboreal and quiet popular as pets due to its mild temperament.

    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Subphylum Vertebrata
    Class Reptilia
    Order Squamata
    Suborder Serpentes
    Family Pythonidae
    Genus Morelia
    Species Morelia spilota
    Scientific Name Morelia spilota metcalfei

    Other Names Murray Darling Carpet Python, Victorian Carpet Python, MD Carpet Python
    Length Up to 2.7 m
    Color Silver to light brown with black to dark brown to maroon  blotches and stripes
    Distribution Murray-Darling Basin of Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia
    Habitat Hollow logs, rocky outcrops, thick scrub
    Diet Mammals, birds, lizards
    Predators Foxes
    Venom Fact Nonvenomous
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)
    Clutch Size 10 to 50 eggs
    Incubation Period 55 to 60 days in captivity
    Reproductive Age 2.5 years of age

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    Published on January 9th 2017 by under Snakes. Article was last reviewed on 13th June 2019.

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