Which python is this?

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  1. Arav singh

    Arav singh New Member

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    I caught a python i don't know if it is pet material or which phthon is this , care, safety, handle ? Can any one tell me

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    MattPat Not so new Member

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    Where?
     
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    Herptology Well-Known Member

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    Definitely not a native (assuming you’re in australia) and you need to contact the DEH
     
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    Rob Super Moderator Staff Member

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    It's in the Exotic forum for that reason.
     
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    It looks like a ball python could be wrong but
     
  6. Allan

    Allan Subscriber Subscriber

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    Looks like a Sandboa.
     
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    Bluetongue1 APS Veteran APS Veteran

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    I agree with @Allan, it is not a python but a boa, and in particular a species of Sand Boa. The solid body, the very short, pointed tail and the indistinct neck all indicate a boa species. Based on the colour patterning and the keeled scales, I’d reckon it to be a Rough Scaled Sand Boa Gongylophis (Eryx) conicus.

    These occur across the Indian sub-continent and Sri Lanka. Given your forum name, I assume this is in fact where you come from. Now that you know its ID you can simply google care of it to obtain the information you are seeking.
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    Rough Scaled Sand Boa - above & below...
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    Pauls_Pythons Power Seller Power Seller

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    Eryx muelleri

    Mullers Sand Boa. North African Sand Boa
     
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