Carpet Python

Carpet Python

Carpet pythons are found across northern, eastern and southern Australia in open woodland, forests, rainforest and suburban gardens. Pythons mostly feed after dark, and eats smaller animals such as rats, possums, birds and lizards.

They often hunt by ambush, waiting for their prey to pass by. They are known to den in tree hollows and termite mounds in tropical savanna.


Carpet pythons are variable in colour and pattern and can grow to more than 3m in length.

How to identify

When looking at camera images look for the texture and pattern of scales and triangular shaped head.

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