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Scientific Name: 
Aspidites melanocephalus
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Quick Facts

Lifespan: 20-30 years

Size: Up to 2.5 metres

Fun Facts

'Solar Panel' Head: This snake lies partially hidden under leaf litter with its head exposed to absorb heat from the sun.

Lacks heat sensing pits like other pythons probably because the majority of its prey are cold blooded.

Photo by James Alcock.

The Black Headed Python is a python native to Australia, identified by its distinctive black head that contrasts to the rest of its body.