Look who has slithered in...
Come say G'day today!
A couple of cold-blooded residents have moved into the wildlife park this week... Introducing our beautiful Stimson's Pythons!
Get to know our Stimson's Pythons (Antaresia stimsoni) AKA 'Stimmies'.
They are a small robust python that can be distinguished from other pythons by its mostly light background colour, with large red blotches. They are one of the smaller pythons species, growing up to a metre long.
They live in Central and Western Australia, in arid grasslands, shrublands, woodlands and desert.
Stimmies are non-venomous, and kill their prey by coiling around it so that it can’t breathe. Stimmies like to eat small mammals, frogs, birds and lizards, and like many other snakes, they can go for months without feeding.
Come say hello to them and their lizard friends today here at Albany's Australian Wildlife Park.