Identification of skin

Discussion in 'Australian Snakes' started by Aukimi, Feb 13, 2019.

  1. Aukimi

    Aukimi New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 13, 2019
    Messages:
    2
    Likes Received:
    0
    Gender:
    Female
    Hi, new here. I found this skin at mY Back door this afternoon. I live on Central coast just north of Sydney. I have seen some
    Red bellies in our area but I am not sure what this is? Or if you can even tell from the skin. As I have a dog and kids who love being in the pool I guess I would feel better knowing what it is. It had no head, just squashed up at the head end.
    Thanks

    F6828068-4455-403F-A994-D44E5DC5A9ED.jpeg
     
  2. Sdaji

    Sdaji Almost Legendary

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2004
    Messages:
    7,147
    Likes Received:
    507
    Location:
    Victoria
    Diamond Carpet aka Diamond Python, Morelia spilota spilota.
    --- Automatic Post Merged, Feb 13, 2019, Original Post Date: Feb 13, 2019 ---
    Oh, just saw you're new. Just in case you're not familiar with this species, it's non venomous and more or less harmless to anything much larger than a cat, also a very popular pet. Very beautiful snakes which will help you keep rats and other vermin in check, they're great wildlife to have around :)
     
  3. Aukimi

    Aukimi New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 13, 2019
    Messages:
    2
    Likes Received:
    0
    Gender:
    Female
    Thank you so much. I am happy for him to stay around. Do they eat lizards? Sorry my snake knowledge is limited. My main concern was I had a Brown snake lurking in my yard
     
  4. Sdaji

    Sdaji Almost Legendary

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2004
    Messages:
    7,147
    Likes Received:
    507
    Location:
    Victoria
    They are very prone to eating small lizards when they're babies, and occasionally will eat larger lizards like Water Dragons as adults, but it's not normal. As adults they're mostly eating birds, rats, etc.

    Because they eat rodents they'll likely reduce the numbers of other large snakes, but there's no guarantee and you may also have a Brown Snake or other species around.
     

Share This Page