Green Tree Python

Green Tree Python

Scientific Name

Morelia viridis

Range

New Guinea, Indonesia, and Australia's Cape York Peninsula

Habitats

Wet forests and bamboo thickets

What do they eat?

Small reptiles and mammals

Status

Least concern

Conservation Threats

Exotic pet trade

Fun Facts
  • 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.
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