carpet python, Morelia spilota
odnday
wa'am

The carpet python, or "carpet snake", Morelia spilota (family Boidae), is called:

odnday (inh)     Olkola
wa'am (minha)    Pakanh

This python varies considerably in colour and markings, from pale to dark brown, with pale and/or dark markings.

It is good eating and is not subject to ritual restrictions on its consumption, as is the case with many other snakes.

e-mail: Philip Hamilton.
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