The Rough Scaled Python (Morelia carinata) is a large Australian snake. It is one of Australia’s rarest snakes.
The Rough Scaled Python is slim with large dry-looking scales. It is light-brown and medium-brown with darker red-brown marks. Its belly is white.
It grows to about 2 metres (6.6 feet) long.
It is found in northwestern Western Australia in the Kimberley region and in far northern Western Australia.
They prefer to live among rocks. They like areas with low trees and shrubs.
It is crepuscular, which means that it is most active at dawn and dusk (sun rise and sunset).
The Rough Scaled Python has a docile temperament and is known to rarely bite humans.
The Rough-Scaled Python is oviparous. Females lay eggs (like other pythons). Snakelets hatch from the eggs.
Photographer: Martina Nicolls
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