This is probably the biggest snakes we’ve ever come across. It’s really one big snake.
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It was filmed on location in Queensland Australia.
The reptile is thought to be the Rainbow Water Snake, Rainbow Python or the Rainbow Serpent or Waugle which is sacred to the Noongar people of the south west of Western Australia.
Generally, the creatures only reach about 2 in length, this one as you can see is much bigger.
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Here are some Animal X stories about the Rainbow Serpent – The
This is Rob Bropho Noongar elder who explains about the Rainbow Serpent.
Warning to Australian First Nation People this video contains images and sound of a deceased person.
This episode of Animal X sees how the Rainbow Serpent was a warning of what was to come.
The Water Python’s scales are an iridescent dark grey colour which reflects the colours of the rainbow. An aboriginal myth tells the story of the Rainbow Serpent (Water Python) which created the rivers and valleys of northern Australia with it’s brightly coloured body.
Water Pythons inhabit freshwater swamps, lagoons, creeks and rivers across the tropical north of Australia. Water Pythons have also been found in the Torres Straits and Papua New Guinea. They are very fond of water and in the wild frequently use water as an escape route.
Water Pythons feed on rats, bandicoots, wallabies, water birds (and their eggs) and has also be seen feeding on small Freshwater Crocodiles. Their prey is usually ambushed when it comes to drink. A juvenile Water Python’s diet consists of frogs, fish and lizards.
Breeding tends to commence with a flurry of mating activity in February/March with eggs being laid some weeks later. The female Water Python will usually lay between 11 and 19 eggs.