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Olive Python

Olive python is a large python species occurring in Australia. The species is Australia’s second largest snake. At present, there are two recognized subspecies of this species. Like all pythons, it is a nonvenomous constrictor.

    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Subphylum Vertebrata
    Class Reptilia
    Order Squamata
    Suborder Serpentes
    Family Pythonidae
    Genus Liasis
    Scientific Name Liasis olivaceus

    Length 2 – 5 m
    Weight 10 – 20 kg
    Color Uniform chocolate brown to olive green with cream or whitish belly
    Distribution Western Australia, Northern Territory, Queensland
    Habitat Rocky areas, gorges in the vicinity of water
    Diet Birds, mammals, other reptiles
    Predators Feral cats, foxes
    Venom Fact Nonvenomous
    Breeding Season May – middle of July
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)
    Clutch Size 12 to 40 eggs
    Incubation Period Around 50 days
    Reproductive Age 3 to 4 years of age
    Average Lifespan More than 20 years

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    Published on January 11th 2017 by under Snakes. Article was last reviewed on 13th June 2019.

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