closeup of savu python head.
The savu python's eyes give rise to another of its names: the white-eyed python.
young savu python on black background with substrate.
Pythons, like this White-eyed python, pull their heads into an S shape when they feel threatened.
adult white-eyed python on branch
As Savu pythons mature, they go through an ontogenic change from the brilliant reds and oranges of youth to the darker red-brown you see here.