Carpet Python – Mount Keira

During a recent excursion a collegue of mine, Rachel, found and released a carpet python (Morelia spilota). More information regarding this species can be found in the recent post of the diamond python, as they are essentially different morphs of the same snake. I was lucky enough that later in the day we managed to re-find the snake when my group was in the area. This particular one seemed very slow, even for a cold snake.

The above shot was taken near where we found the snake, in the back ground you can see the dramatic drop off that makes the look out on Mount Keira such an amazing place.  The shot was taken on a staff camera (d200, 28-120mm, f8, 1/400, 800 iso). We have had the pleasure of two more snake encounters recently with Don finding a Yellow Faced Whip Snake and me finding a Red Belly Black. I didnt get the opportunity to shoot the red belly though Don got some great ones of the whip snake. I am looking forward to making some more time to shoot within the next couple of weeks.

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~ by adamrose on September 2, 2010.

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