Noticed something today when my Coastal was taken outside for some closely supervised exercise and warming up in the sun. It is about 4 months old and about 55cm long. This is probably the 4th time I have done this and noted this same behaviour since getting my snake about 3 weeks ago. Just want to pass it on and see if anybody else has noticed this kind of behaviour with a Coastal Carpet Python. Let it climb on an external brick pillar/pylon which gets plenty of direct winter sun and after about a minute the snake started moving away from the direct sunlight and onto the cooler bricks on the other side of the pillar/column. It seemed happy to bask with its body partly in the sun and partly out. Spent probably 30 minutes out in the sun and it seemed comfortable with the area and quite easily held itself in the gaps between the brickwork. Has anybody else noticed this behaviour where a snake seems to prefer a cooler area over a warm one?