5 Interesting Facts About Green Tree Pythons

Green Tree Python

Here is a green tree python resting on a branch

Today I want to write about one of the most beautiful snakes in the world, the green tree python.

Here are five interesting facts about them:

  1. These beautiful snakes can grow to about 1.8 metres long, with females growing slightly larger than males.
  2. Despite their name, green tree pythons are born bright yellow or red.  They turn green after the first year.
  3. Green tree pythons have a very unusual way of resting on branches.  They go round and round in coils and rest their head in the middle.
  4. When hunting, they sit on a branch and wait for their prey to walk below, so that they can strike quickly, snatch their prey and constrict it with their coils before eating it whole.  Sometimes they wiggle the end of their tail as a lure.  They eat small mammals and reptiles.
  5. The green tree python is found in New Guinea, far north Queensland and on a few islands of Indonesia.  They are reasonably common and are not considered in danger of extinction.

I hope that you found these facts interesting and learned something new.

Are there any other interesting facts that you would like to share about green tree pythons?

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