Carpet Pythons are very common around Brisbane. This picture was taken in North Lakes.
This Carpet Python has just caught an adult possum and is in the process of swallowing him.
A feed this size will easily last a Carpet Python several months and will definitely get him through the Winter months, when they are less active.
If you see a Carpet Python, it’s always best to leave it alone as they will never attack unless provoked and are a fantastic part of our eco system.
All snakes keep our rodents down, which would pose a far worse threat if not controlled.
Commonly encountered throughout Caboolture, Moreton Bay, Brisbane, Logan and Ipswich.
The Carpet Python can be found in trees, on the ground and in houses.
Mainly active at night they are often seen basking in the sun, especially after rainy periods.
Up to 50% of households have a python living in their roof.
Frogs, lizards, rodents, birds, pretty much any small mammals including household pets. Sadly, many of our call outs involve chicken coups and guinea pig cages where the snake has managed to get inside, take his prey and become stuck due to their increased stomach size.
Carpet snakes vary greatly in colour and pattern. Adult are mostly olive green, with pale, dark-edged blotches, stripes or cross-bands. Juveniles often present shades of brown with similar patterns. This species can grow to more than 3 m in length.
Generally placid, the Carpet Python can deliver a nasty bite if frightened or disturbed. They kill their prey by constricting it until it suffocates.