NT Conservation Status
Total Length Up to 4,200mm
Scale count: Dorsal scale count 61-72, Ventral scale count 355-377
Olive Pythons range in colour from a uniform deep chocolate to an olive green with a cream coloured belly. They are Australia’s second largest python.
Olive Pythons are ground dwelling, non-venomous and harmless to humans. They are generally nocturnal predators feeding on mammals, birds and other reptiles.
Breeds May-July producing 12-40 eggs which hatch 50 days later. Each hatchling is around 35cms in length.
Olive Pythons are found across northern Australia, from Western Australia to Queensland. Prefers rocky areas near water and can also be found in open forests, woodlands and savannah.
Humans, habitat loss, feral cats, fire