Carpet Python Morelia spilota

These snakes are known for their beautiful markings that resemble an intricate flooring pattern.

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ORIGIN:
Australia and New Guinea

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HABITAT:
Rainforests and deserts

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HEIGHT/WEIGHT:
Length: 8 ft

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DIET:
Small mammals and birds

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PREDATORS:
Birds of prey

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NATURAL DEFENSES:
Sharp teeth

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REPRODUCTION:
Lay up to 18 eggs at one time

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THREATS:
Collection for the pet trade

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LIFE EXPECTANCY:
20+ yrs

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8225 North Wickham Road
Melbourne, FL 32940

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