Green Tree Python
New Guinea, Indonesia, and Australia's Cape York Peninsula
Wet forests and bamboo thickets
What do they eat?
Small reptiles and mammals
Exotic pet trade
- With their camoflage, these pythons lure in prey by remaining perfectly still and dangling their wriggling tail. When curious prey come to investigate, the python strikes aided by heat sensing pits near the mouth.
- Juveniles hatch out a yellowish or maroon color which will turn to green by 6 to 8 months.