The amethystine or scrub python is Australia’s largest snake, growing to lengths of 8.5 metres, but more commonly 3.5-7.5 metres. This one is a resident of the Australian Reptile Park on NSW’s Central Coast just north of Sydney.
Their usual habitat is on the coast of far north Queensland where it hunts mice, rats and wallabies at night. It was traditionally cooked on an open fire for about an hour. It’s thick white flesh looks and tastes like chicken.
Water Python (Rainbow Serpent) is found in hollow logs and crevices around waterways, swamps and lagoons in northern Australia. They hunt at night and are not generally aggressive. It is a great food source for the Aboriginal people of the north and is also featured in many paintings and stories. It tastes like chicken.