- Diamond pythons have an intimidating appearance because of how large they grow but they are non-venomous snakes and are not considered a threat to humans.
- In Australia, snakes falling onto patio tables aren’t the only encounters residents have with wildlife.
- A huge diamond python makes its way from a roof over to a tree branch.
There’s something so serene about enjoying the scenery outdoors from your patio with your family. In Australia, however, that may also mean you meet a large, slithering snake. Although this uninvited guest was a bit startling, it’s known for its rather placid personality. Like true Australians, this family had a laugh throughout this unique encounter. Watch the whole video at the bottom of the page!
Are Diamond Pythons Dangerous?
Diamond pythons have an intimidating appearance because of how large they grow but they are non-venomous snakes. They are not considered a threat to humans. Although absent of venom, they still have fangs and can inflict a powerful, painful bite. In Australia, these snakes are well known for their gentle natures. It’s rare for a diamond python to exhibit threatening behavior like hissing or striking. During the month of November, the females look for roof cavities to hang out in and wait for a potential mate to find her so she can lay eggs. These snakes are closely related to carpet pythons and have black, cream, and yellow colorations.
Wildlife in Australia
In Australia, snakes falling onto patio tables aren’t the only encounters residents have with wildlife. Even those that live in major cities can travel a short distance to check out grassy plains and forests for a personal encounter with nature’s beauties. You can make it a day trip to spot koalas and spotting kangaroos as well as wallabies and wombats. If you prefer an underwater adventure, you can head out to The Great Barrier Reef where over 1,500 fish species and six sea turtle types abound. Explore even deeper to find rays, reef sharks, mollusks, and whales. For a more specific adventure, be sure to plan ahead for the right outing during the appropriate season.
Diamond Python Takes Unexpected Detour
When the video below starts, you have a beautiful outdoor view with a huge diamond python cutting right through the center. It has a lush, leafy backdrop as it makes its way from a roof over to a tree branch. It’s traveling a long distance, using its body as a bridge to make it over to the tree. It grabs hold of a branch and tries to steady itself as you hear children in the background watching it in awe. A warning comes through, “It’s coming down, watch out,” as the snake tries to make it all the way across.
Suddenly, it loses its grip and hurdles over to the family’s patio table. The children scream and all scurry inside. The woman keeps filming from behind the glass, giggling at the event. The python, as if stunned by the sudden relocation, takes a pause, reassessing and planning its next strategy. Its tail landed on the rail and its head landed just off the table. It stares at the deck for a moment then finds the tree it was originally headed for. In the background, one of the children asks, “Is that a python snake?” Yes, yes, it is!
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