What is the Largest Python in Australia?

Scrub pythons are the largest pythons in Australia. They are large snakes that live in northern Australia, Papua New Guinea, Bismarck Archipelago, and some islands of Indonesia. Scrub python is one of four subspecies found throughout this range.

Biggest python in Australia

The snake is native to the forests of northern Australia. It is Australia’s longest and biggest snake, as well as being one of the world’s longest and largest snakes.

Scrub python is a non-venomous snake that lives in northern Australia. It can be found in northern Queensland and in some parts of Northern Territory.

They are large snakes that have an average length of 7 feet but there have been observations of a maximum length of 26 feet or 8 meters for this species. They weigh about 55 pounds or 25 kilograms when fully grown. These snakes have a lifespan ranging from 14 to 20 years in the wild and over 25 years when kept as pets.

The scrub python is grey brown on top with its head having darker colors than the rest of its body; it has white belly with dark markings below it; it also has yellow-orange eyes that contain vertical pupils (cats pupils), except at night when they become round like humans’ eyes. They also have two heat-sensing pits on the upper lip, running along both sides of the snout.

Australia’s largest python

Scrub python is primarily ground dwelling but it can sometimes be found in trees. It is not an arboreal species and prefers to spend most of its time under logs or rocks, in abandoned animal burrows (mostly goannas) or in bushes. Scrub pythons are most active after midnight when they start foraging for food; however, they will often sun themselves during the day.

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