Eastern Small Blotched PythonNon Venomous
Bite may cause minor lacerations or punctures.
Solidly-built snake but not as large as the Coastal Carpet Python. Fawn or pale-brown ground colour with contrasting dark, chocolatey-brown mottled & blotched pattern and color. Mostly cream on the underside. Head is distinct from the neck. Midbody scales at 37- 44 rows.
75cm-1 metre. Large specimens may reach 1.5 metres.
Preferred habitat includes rocky outcrops and associated ridges within dry forests and woodland. Will inhabit areas where ground timber is frequent. Also the periphery of suburbs and disturbed farmland.
Small mammals, birds and lizards.
Uncommon in the Central Brisbane region. Occasionally found in outer suburbs & urban bushland. Scattered local populations occur throughout the Lockyer and Brisbane Valleys. Specimens recorded from Karana Downs, Bardon, The Gap and Samford where suitable habitat features persist.
Uncommonly seen this species will utilise ground level refugia such as rock walls, sheet iron and timber piles.