OENPELLI PYTHON Nyctophilopython oenpelliensis (Gow, 1977)
Found only in the rocky habitats and adjacent floodplains of Arnhem land in the Northern Territory, this snake averages between three and four metres in length. Unlike the Scrub Python Austroliasis amethystinus, the Oenpelli Python Nyctophilopython oenpelliensis is a very docile snake. Although fairly common where it occurs, this snake was not discovered by white man until the 1970's.
Specimens of this snake are known to have the ability to change colour pattern intensity, ranging from plain in colour, to well patterned within a period of a few hours.
The Oenpelli Python is both diurnal and nocturnal and feeds on a variety of vertebrates.
The breeding biology of this species is little known.
Documented breedings to date include a single breeding by Queensland keeper Peter Krauss, and a caesarian section upon another female by a separate keeper.
Python Taxonomy (as of 2000).
The above was from the book Australian Reptiles and Frogs by Raymond Hoser and now available on a fantastic CD-Rom along with a vast amount of other information, papers and the like on reptiles, frogs and other wildlife.