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Saturday, September 01, 2007

Snake

Caught a great carpet python today. We were up Mt Mee and I think the car in front hit this beauty on the road. May not have done any damage that I could see. It was slithering off as we pulled to a stop and I leapt out. Caught the beastie by the tail and lifted it up and gave the kids a good look at it. It was very nice for a while, but after it started to get a tad stroppy we put it down and it immediately got into a striking position and proceeded to make big mouth open strikes at us. Now we know a fair bit about snakes (and have 2 already) we weren't worried but were able to show the kids how to react.


This snake is a 1-1.2 metre carpet python. Morelia spilota mcdowelli
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