Scientific name: Liasis olivaceus
Family: Pythonidae
Order: Squamata
Status: Non-Venomous

Habitat and Distribution

Prefers rocky habitats such as ranges and gorges, particularly those bordering watercourses in the north of Australia.

About the animal:

  • A large snake that can grow up to 6.5m in the Pilbara, the average is about 2.75m;
  • Colour varies from fawn to dark olive brown. The belly is cream;
  • A nocturnal python;
  • Males are aggressive to each other during mating season;
  • Oviparous (lays eggs).

What they eat?

Adults ambush mammals and birds, younger individuals also eat lizards.

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