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Woma Python

Facts

scientific name

Aspidites ramsayi

conservation status

Endangered

diet

Woma puthons generally eat small mammals, ground birds, and lizards.

habitat

By day they shelter in hollow logs and burrows, which they sometimes enlarge by using their heads as a shovel.

Woma pythons are a non-venomous snake that are sometimes mistaken for being venomous, as unlike the diamond shaped head of most pythons they have a narrow, pointed head. Womas are known to reach lengths of up to 3meters and have a very narrow pointed tail, which is used as a lure, wriggling it independent of the rest of its body to attract prey. Being a python and having no venom, Womas kill their prey by coiling their body around and constricting, but sometimes squash their prey against the walls of their burrow.