The carpet python has a noticeably robust body and large head. Unlike its close relative, the diamond python, the colour and pattern vary greatly, as indicated by its scientific subspecies name, variegata. They range from pale to dark brown and olive green to grey or reddish with darker blotches.
Carpet pythons feed mainly on mammals and birds. Young snakes initially feed on small lizards until they are large enough to catch and consume small rodents and birds.
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  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppover 2 years ago

    Very nice capture

  • Many thanks!

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  • swaby
    swabyover 2 years ago

    Wow Deb, amazing captures! Excellent, heebies and all!

  • Many thanks Tina!

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  • supergold
    supergoldover 2 years ago

    wonderful: a snake with a hairy tongue: LOL

  • Lol, many thanks for your comment!

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  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeover 2 years ago

  • Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos
    Konstantinos A...over 2 years ago

    4 February 2012 – 1 image per 24hrs

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    Ray Clarkeover 2 years ago

    Click on the banner to enter the challenge & Good Luck

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    Mary Sediciover 2 years ago

    FEBRUARY 8th,

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  • Many thanks Mary, very happy making!

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  • Kittycat10
    Kittycat10over 2 years ago

    EXCELLENT CAPTURE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Many thanks Kittycat, I would hate to have been that possum!

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  • Quinn Blackburn
    Quinn Blackburn3 months ago

    wow, detail and lighting are stunning in this portrait when you pull it up for a closer look!

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