Reptiles and Amphibians - Etienne Littlefair
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'Jungle' carpet python

Here is another snake following my recent Far North Queensland trend. This is a Carpet python that (to me) has an intermediate appearance between what are described as coastal and jungle carpet pythons. The taxonomy and valitiity of the these designations is a subject of some contention. Nevertheless this individual was photographed at high altitude in the rainforest of the Wet Tropics, where carpet pythons typically exhibit 'jungle' patterning.

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