Tuesday, January 29, 2013

A slithery visitor...


You may have heard. Queensland has been subject to terrible storms bringing high winds and flooding rains. Today we had a sunny day and this fellow decided he needed a little drying out. He took a long nap in the foliage along our back retaining wall.
It's a Carpet Snake, also known as a Carpet Python. He's probably longer than 2 metres if he was stretched out. That would make it an adult. I don't think it is big enough to eat my dog, but I'm not that keen on finding out!  I love Carpet Snakes, they're really beautiful. They're also great for keeping the local rodent population under control. They do have a tendency to steal eggs from hen houses though, so I'm sure my neighbours are glad he is visiting us and not them!

Here is a closer look at his head. The colouring is so beautiful, all olive, bronze, and gold.
I don't think I shared my other snake photos from when the kids discovered the cubby house had a new resident back in October. Here is one.
Thanks for dropping by. I have a couple of weeks off work at the moment, so hopefully I'll be back with more photos sometime soon.



  1. They're so gorgeous!! Although I'd be pretty pissed if one of them ate my dog... We don't have any snakes here in Bermuda. I remember seeing one in Vermont for the first time when I was about 9 and I took a million pictures of it! LOL!

  2. Is a cubby house a playhouse? Wow! Beautiful snake but it would've scared the bejeezers out of me. Doesn't look like it would be easy to coax away.