Green Tree Python

Morelia viridis

The most arboreal of the pythons, the green tree python rests in a coil on a tree branch with its head hanging down, ready to strike at prey. It may also attract prey by imitating a worm as it wiggles the tip of its tail. The python has especially long front teeth to catch and grasp prey. After constricting its prey, the python swallows it whole.

Fact File

where to see themWhere to see them: Reptile House
lengthLength: 6 to 7.8 ft
venomousVenomous: Non-venomous
habitatHabitat: Tropical rainforest
dietDiet: Small mammals, birds, reptiles, and frogs