Sunday, November 27, 2005
Green Tree Python
Green Tree Python(Morelia viridis. Photograph by Mary Elizabeth.
Anna, the Green Tree Python is found in the tropical rainforests of New Guinea and northern Australia. Young snakes are brilliantly colored golden-yellow or brick-red, colors found in native arboreal flowers. When resting, it loops itself saddle-fashion over a branch, anchoring itself with its prehensile tail and cradling its head in the middle of its comfortably draped coils, as seen in this photograph.
J G Ward