Spotted or Childrens Python?

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  1. markannab

    markannab Active Member

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    Hi

    A friend just called me up to say they have a python in their shed. I've picked it up but can't positively ID it as a Spotted or Childrens. I didn't do a scale count or check sub-caudal scales as both species are virtually the same in that regard. I'm in Taree NSW so it's not native to this area - I assume an escaped pet.

    Can anyone help out?

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    Mark.

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    No thoughts? :)
     
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    Bushman Very Well-Known Member

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    It looks like Antaresia maculosa to me.
     
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    I agree spotted for sure.
     
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    Looks like a spotted python to me.
     
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    Great. Thanks.
     
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    You're welcome.
     
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