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.
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)