REPTILIAN TUESDAY # 64

REPTILIAN TUESDAY # 64

Happy Reptilian Tuesday! We’re staying in Southeast Asia today to meet a beautiful snake who lives high in the trees! These guys really identify with the song “It’s Not Easy Being Green”! Grab your backpack and let’s go!

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MEET THE GREEN TREE PYTHON!

green tree python   Range/Habitat: New Guinea and surrounding islands/ rainforests

   Diet: Carnivore: small mammals, birds

   Length:  6- 7 ¾ ft

   Conservation Status: common

 

 

Fun Facts:

  • Green Tree Pythons are arboreal (spend most of their time in trees).
  • They are bright green.
  • Green Tree Pythons are ambush predators.
  • They coil around branches with their head hanging down.
  • Green tree pythons have prehensile tails that help them hang from branches.
  • Green tree python babies are bright yellow.

These snakes are so gorgeous with their bright coloration. You would think they would stand out, but that color helps them camouflage in the rainforests!

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Categories: adventure, Animals, Children, conservation, education, Environment, nature, reptiles, wildlife | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

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2 thoughts on “REPTILIAN TUESDAY # 64

  1. Mom knows a REALLY fun book about that green tree python. The book is named Verdi. When Verdi is little, he LOVES being yellow and doesn’t want to ever be green. SO much fun.

    Love and licks,
    Black and white and brown Cupcake

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