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.