Discussion in 'Reptile and Amphibian Identification' started by St3v3, Nov 9, 2019.
Second time user.
Python caught on Thursday Island.
Looks like a Diamond Carpet Python
It is indeed a Carpet Python (certainly not a Diamond!)
Please read this https://www.aussiepythons.com/forum...ase-read-this-before-using-this-forum.193502/
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
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.