Woma Python

We’re ssslithering into the week with the woma python!

The woma python snake is native to central and southwestern Australia. This species regularly takes shelter in animal burrows and creates depressions in the sand.  Known by their orange head and light tan colored body with darker bands, this species is also covered in smooth scales, which helps reduce friction as they slither their way through their environment. Their diets consist of reptiles and mammals.

Although commonly mistaken for as a venomous snake, the woma python eats venomous snakes and is in fact immune to venomous snake bites!

This species is classified as Least Concerned on the IUCN Red List, but land clearing and predation of other animals such as cats and foxes have posed a threat.