What kind of python is this? Thanks.

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  1. JenniSteffens

    JenniSteffens New Member

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    Hello!
    I found this python in SE Queensland(Tiaro). The nearby habitat was mostly Eucalyptus forest, but I found it stuck in a bird aviary and released it back to nature. It was 60-70 cm long, bright orange, almost patternless and with a darker head.
    I have been here many times before but never seen a python like this. I would be very happy if someone could tell me what species it is. :) Thank you.
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    An absolutely stunning juvenile coastal(Morelia Spilota McDowelli)would be my first guess.
    Scalation is total Morelia.

    What a beauty.
     
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    Its normal hatchling coastal carpet python. 90% of the hatchling coastals I find in my area are this colour. After a few months they start to darken in colour and the pattern starts to kick in and th end up looking like normal adults.
     
  4. The eyes are almost like a Brown Tree Snake's eyes!

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