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carpet python

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(also carpet snake)

Definition of carpet python in English:

noun

A common large Australian climbing snake that is typically brightly patterned.
  • Morelia spilota, family Pythonidae.
Example sentences
  • The Wuturu hold that the carpet snake owns the water of the Australian desert, and the traditional O'odham believe that every water source has a serpent-god, a corúa, to watch over it.
  • The herpetologist (reptile collector) recently entered his prize-winning carpet snake in the Wild Australia Expo at the Darling Harbour Convention Centre, Sydney.
  • Other contributing displays were provided by NT Wildlife Park, also sponsored by Coonawarra Ship's Fund, which brought a carpet python and a blue tongue lizard for people to view up close.

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