Antaresia childreni Children’s Python
Litchfield National Park, Northern Territory, AustraliaNovember 17, 2009
Children’s Python (Antaresia childreni) Children’s Python (Antaresia childreni)
Most snakes in Australia are venomous, and most of those are fast-moving, so it’s 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.

Children’s 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.

I’ve written up an account of this three-week trip to Australia here.

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