diamond snake

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diamond snake

n
(Animals) a python, Morelia argus, of Australia and New Guinea, with yellow diamond-shaped markings
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There were three sightings of the Diamond Python Morelia spilota spilota, all adults; two in trees on the edge of the mangroves, and one active on the ground (P Hayler pers.
The Carpet Python (Morelia spilota) reaches between 2 to 4 metres in length and weights up to 15 kg.
When snake expert Peter Morningstar was called in to remove this 7 kilogram (15.5 pound), 3 meter (10 feet)-long carpet python (Morelia spilota) from a rooftop in Brisbane, Australia, he nearly got his head chewed off.