Sydney  (Carpet python)

            Morelia spilota

Carpet pythons are medium-sized constrictors.  They are found in Australia in the temperate rainforests.  They can climb trees and have a prehensile tail that aids them in arboreal pursuits.  Carpet pythons are colorful—jet black with bright yellow markings and a white underside.  They are nocturnal preferring to do most of their activity during the night.  Their average length is 5-6 feet.  These pythons are known to be great escape artists.


Sydney was picked up by a local animal control agency.  He was probably someone’s escaped pet.  No one claimed him and after several weeks the SPCA needed to find a home for him having no budget for feeder rodents.