Description The Amythystine Python or Scrub Python is the largest snake in Australia. This huge snake has been known to eat mammals as large as wallabies and kangaroos. It looks like a giant Carpet Python. It has large square plates (scales) on top of their head, where as Carpet Pythons have small scales on the head.
Other Names Scrub Python
Size 3.5 to 5 metres. Can grow up to 7m long and weight a whopping 250kg.
Habitat tropical rain forest, vine thickets, exposed rocky slopes during colder periods
Food fruit bats, possums, rats, pademelons, small kangaroos and some birds. Its mouth is lined with backward-curving needle sharp teeth which it catches and holds it victims with. It then wraps coils of its body around the prey to constrict and suffocate it.
Breeding Egg layer.
Range tropics of North Queensland. Also found on islands of Torres Strait, New Guinea and eastern Indonesia.
Notes Bites readily but the bite not dangerous. Due to its massive size and ability to take prey as large as wallabies, it could be dangerous to small children.