Boidae (Pythons): The Pythons feature heat pits in the scales either side of the lower jaw (except Woma). They have pelvic spurs either side of the anal vent which are the remains of what were once legs. They have sharp rear curving teeth and are non-venomous.
The Diamond python is the only species found on the south coast of NSW.
Morelia spilota ssp. spilota
(Diamond Python):
Olive-black with cream to yellow spots on most scales, some of these spots forming rosettes along the length of the body. Usually creamy under-belly with dark spots. Has been known to reach 400cm. but normally around 200cm. in length.
Nocturnal and usually arboreal preferring rainforests and heavily wooded areas.
Diet consists mainly of small mammals but also feed on lizards as juveniles.