You may have heard. Queensland has been subject to terrible storms bringing high winds and flooding rains. Today we had a sunny day and this fellow decided he needed a little drying out. He took a long nap in the foliage along our back retaining wall.
Carpet Snake, also known as a Carpet Python. He's probably longer than 2 metres if he was stretched out. That would make it an adult. I don't think it is big enough to eat my dog, but I'm not that keen on finding out! I love Carpet Snakes, they're really beautiful. They're also great for keeping the local rodent population under control. They do have a tendency to steal eggs from hen houses though, so I'm sure my neighbours are glad he is visiting us and not them!
Here is a closer look at his head. The colouring is so beautiful, all olive, bronze, and gold.