Snake I.D please

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    Python caught on Thursday Island.
    Carpet python??
     
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    It is indeed a Carpet Python (certainly not a Diamond!)
     
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    Nice looking snake though does anyone know much about the Thursday Island population of pythons? I'm guessing it's more of a IJ type carpet
     
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    All of the different m spilota sub species found in the areas around where the Torres Strait land bridge was are very closely related genetically. But are visually quite distinct.

    The animal in question has a very typical mcdowelli appearance. I don't think you could misidentify it as a harrisoni. The mcdowelli subspecies does have a large variation in appearance, but are still easily identified.
     

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