Snakes

Amethystine Python

The amethystine python or scrub python can be found in Indonesia, Papua New Guinea and Australia. It is one of the six largest snakes in the world, as measured either by length or weight, and is the largest native snake in Australia. Their name refers to the milky iridescent sheen on its scales, which gives it an amethyst-like color.

Photos taken at Taronga Zoo, Sydney on a Nikon Coolpix P610.

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