Relatively uncommon within South East Queensland.
Growing to 1.4m
This smaller species of python known as the ‘Spotted Python’ is one of the more uncommon species that is found here in South East Queensland. They can be found in notable numbers in the right habitat. They’re primarily nocturnal like all pythons, and favour well wooded areas with the abundance of rocky cliffs and outcrops. This species feeds on small mammals, frogs, small reptiles and birds. This species is the most commonly found at the northern end of the South East Queensland region, including north-western Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast. At the end of each breeding season, pregnant females give birth to 4-16 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.