WOMA PYTHON FACTS
The Woma Python has an orange head and a light tan coloured body with darker bands. According to the book "Pythons of Australia", by Brian Kend, Womas from Western Australia and the Northern Territory tend to have a cream to yellow background with orange-red to brown dorsal bands with an average length of 4 to 5 feet. Specimens from Queensland have an orange-yellow head and grey-brown dorsolateral pattern, blackish markings over the eyes and seldom exceed 5 feet in length. The specimens from south Western Australia to the Simpson Desert, Northern Territories are the largest, reaching 8 to 9 feet in length, and are drab brown, sometimes almost black to olive green in color.
to 3m long
The Woma Python eats mainly other reptiles - lizards or snakes, including many species of venomous snakes. It is immune to venomous snake bites. It seeks out its prey by entering a burrow or hole
Womas thrive in captivity. They are a clean animal with no special humidity requirements and generally very low maintenance and feed well in captivity.
Map is from Atlas of Living Australia website at http://biocache.ala.org.au licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License
The conservation status in the 2004 IUCN Red List of Threatened Animals is "endangered".
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Relatives in same Genus
Black-headed Python (A. melanocephalus)