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Stimson’s Python

Stimson’s python is a python species occurring in Australia. The nocturnal snake is an ambush predator and killed its prey by constriction. Like other pythons, it is nonvenomous. The species is an adept swimmer and climber.

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

    Other Names Large-blotched Python, Inland Children’s Python
    Length Up to around 100 cm
    Color Yellow, reddish or light brown background color with brown to reddish-brown dark blotches which sometimes blend to form bars
    Distribution Australia
    Habitat Arid and semi-arid areas including shrubland, savanna, woodland, and rocky outcrops
    Diet Small lizards, frogs, small mammals
    Venom Fact Nonvenomous
    Breeding Season Late winter to spring
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)
    Clutch Size 7 – 10 eggs
    Incubation Period 5 – 8 weeks
    Reproductive Age 3 to 7 years of age
    Average Lifespan Up to 25 years
    IUCN Conservation Status Not Listed

    Stimson’s Python Pictures Gallery

    Published on January 12th 2017 by under Snakes. Article was last reviewed on 13th June 2019.

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