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From a definitive and authoratative book on Australia's Reptiles and Frogs.  It is now available on CD-rom along with over 100 definitive reptile-related publications - It is a OLIVE PYTHON Liasis olivaceus Gray, 1842
This snake is commonly confused with the Water Python Katrinus fuscus, but is distinguishable by its' often larger size, different head shape and
scalation. The Olive Python Liasis olivaceus, attains up to three metres or more in length. It is found throughout tropical and nearby parts of northern Australia, except east of Cape York. Largest specimens come from the Pilbara in Western Australia.
The scalation is smooth with 55-80 mid body rows, 340-415 ventrals, single anal, and 90-110 divided subcaudals.
Olive Pythons are found in a variety of habitats, but are most common in rocky hills, particularly in the vicinity of water. This mainly nocturnal snake feeds on smaller vertebrates and large specimens have been known to eat fully-grown kangaroos.
About ten eggs are produced, which take about 70 days to hatch, with hatchlings measuring about 37 cm.

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