Growing to 4m (Avg 2m)
The Coastal Carpet Python is both a nocturnal and diurnal snake depending on the conditions and time of year. It is most commonly found where there is an abundance of food items (i.e rats, possums, birds, cats). The Coastal Carpet Python is one of the most abundant snakes found on properties throughout the Gold Coast, Logan and Scenic Rim region. Carpet Pythons are particularly arboreal and it’s not uncommon to find one curled up in a tree in your backyard. After each breeding season pregnant females lay between 7-54 eggs.
It’s important to realise that many species of snake can vary in colour, pattern and size. This often makes it very hard to make a positive identification of the snake. You should always assume that a snake is highly venomous, keep your family and pets at a safe distance and call a Gold Coast snake catcher.