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SPOTTED PYTHON
Antaresia maculosa

Range:
Mainly found in northern Australia, in the extreme reaches of the Cape York Peninsula southwards to Eastern Queensland, and northwards to northern parts of New South Wales. Islands off the coast of Queensland also feature these pythons, such as Rockhampton, Port Bowen, and Port Mackay. Spotted Pythons, also referred to as Eastern Small Blotched Python, are one of the friendliest and shiest species of reptiles, whilst also being non-venomous. This makes them widely popular as pets.
Habitat: They can adapt to a range of habitats, but prefer the rocky outcrops and hillsides with caves and crevices.
Diet: Small mammals, birds and lizards.
Status: Common.
Approximate Dimensions of Adult:

Length: Up to 1.5 m.

Weight: Around 2 - 3 lbs.

Lifespan: 20 - 30 years.
Reproduction & Offspring: A Spotted Python’s mating activity happens between April and August. Females lay a clutch of six to eighteen eggs. The female stays coiled around her eggs for two to three months until they hatch. Once hatched the hatchlings must fend for themselves, there is no further parental care other then the incubation of the eggs.

 

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