Antaresia childreni — Children’s Python
Most snakes in Australia are venomous, and most of those are fast-moving, so its always nice to find a slow-moving, non-venomous python when one is trying to photograph snakes. This one was meandering across the road at night.
Childrens Pythons are small, but that has nothing to do with the origin of their name. They were named in honor of a fellow named John George Children.
Ive written up an account of this three-week trip to Australia here.
- Cogger, H. G. 2014. Reptiles & Amphibians of Australia, Seventh Edition
- Wilson, S. K., Knowles, D. 1988. Australia's Reptiles: A Photographic Reference to the Terrestrial Reptiles of Australia
- Wilson, S. and Swan, G. 2017. A Complete Guide to Reptiles of Australia, Fifth Edition