murray darling carpet python (Morelia spilota metcalfei)
English: Head of an adult male Murray Darling carpet python, or Morelia spilota metcalfei, showing labial pits at rear of lower jaw and front of upper jaw. At the time the photo was taken, he was 5 years old, 1.8m long and weighed 4.4kg.
Date 28 January 2013
Source I took this photo with my Canon 600D.
Previously published: http://stayathometourist.tumblr.com/post/41727834547/introducing-millicent-4-4kg-1-8m-5-years
Author Scarlet23 https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Scarlet23
Morelia spilota metcalfei is a carpet python subspecies found in Australia, commonly known as the Murray Darling carpet python. The pythons are non-venomous snakes that constrict their prey. They grow up to 2.7m, but adults are usually around 2.4m. These pythons are semi-arboreal, typically inhabiting rocky outcrops, dry woodlands, riverine forests and flood plains. Common names: inland carpet python, murray darling carpet python, MD carpet python, Victorian carpet python.