The carpet python is a large snake that can grow up to 13 feet long and weigh up to 33 lbs. The coloring of a carpet python caries greatly, ranging from olive to black with white or cream and gold markings. The species if found throughout mainland Australia, with the exception of the the most arid parts of the continent.
|SCIENTIFIC NAME||Morelia spilota|
|WHERE IN THE WILD?||Australia, New Guinea, Bismarck Archipelago|
|WHAT'S ON THE MENU?
||Small mammals, birds and lizards|
|LIFE EXPECTANCY||Up to 30 YEARS|
|FUN FACT||Carpet pythons favor arboreal living, meaning they prefer living in trees.|