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WOMA
Aspidites ramsayi

Distribution:-  Dry inland areas of Australia extending to the coast in Western Australia

Comments:- Size varies from one area to another, usually under 2 Metres (6 ft.) but may grow to 2.7metres (9ft)

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Woma Python Aspidites ramsayi

Aspidites ramsayi map Reptiles of Australia
Approximate distribution of the Woma Python Aspidites ramsayi

 

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A young South Australian Woma Python Aspidites ramsayi

 

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Woma Python Aspidites ramsayi


Captive Woma Python Aspidites ramsayi


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Captive Woma Python Aspidites ramsayi

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Womas mating


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Some pythons, particularly gravid females sometimes lay on their back

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The Woma Python above laid 8 normal sized eggs about the size of chicken eggs, and also an additional 2 half sized eggs which were infertile. This snake is a Tanami Woma, which are readily available in Australia.


Tanami womas originally came from the Tanami Desert in the Northern Territory average adult size is about 4-5 ft. (1.2 -1.5 metres) However Womas from South Australia grow much larger to about 2.7 metres (9ft).

In the wild this species feeds mainly on reptiles, and wild caught captive Womas can be problematic feeders initially. However in captivity this species has a reputation for being docile with an aggressive appetite so it is easy to get bitten if the snake is hungry!

LINKS OF INTEREST

Click here for a complete list of Australian Pythons


INFORMATION ABOUT AUSTRALIAN PYTHONS
Australianherpetology.com

PYTHON SPECIES OF THE WORLD
by John Fowler

BOA SPECIES OF THE WORLD
by John Fowler

Complete Carpet Python, A Comprehensive Guide to the Natural History, Care, and Breeding of the 'Morelia spilota' Complex

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Updated May 3, 2019

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