What are the similarities between the Jungle Carpet Python and the Northwestern Carpet Python?

What are the similarities between the Jungle Carpet Python and the Northwestern Carpet Python?

The Jungle Carpet Python (Morelia spilota cheynei) and the Northwestern Carpet Python (Morelia spilota variegata) are both non-venomous constrictor snakes (they squeeze their prey to death).

The Jungle Carpet Python and the Northwestern Carpet Python are both oviparous (egg-laying) reptiles.

Carpet Python

Jungle Carpet Python (left) and Northwestern Carpet Python (right)

The Jungle Carpet Python and the Northwestern Carpet Python are both semi-arboreal (living most of their time in trees, but also spending time on the ground).

The Jungle Carpet Python is black and yellow, whereas the Northwestern Carpet Python can be varied in colour and markings.

The Jungle Carpet Python is native to the northeastern area of Australia (in Queensland), whereas the Northwestern Carpet Python is native to the northwestern area of Australia (Western Australia and Northern Territory) and to Papua New Guinea.

Carpet Python

Northwestern Carpet Python

Northwestern Carpet Python

Northwestern Carpet Python

Jungle Carpet Python

Jungle Carpet Python

Jungle Carpet Python

Jungle Carpet Python

Photographer: Martina Nicolls

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