Snake at the Lake – Diamond Python Spotted

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Hi all, I was walking by Narrabeen Lakes on the new walking trail  which runs along the lagoon end and spotted a Morelia spilota  Diamond Python up on a fern tree. It looked well fed possibly had a few bush turkeys or small furry animals and was digesting.  Our local newspaper Manly Daily used my photo for their article and I also spotted my photo our Sydney’s TV Channel Seven News.  The photo I took below is a week later and it is still there, looking slightly slimmer.  Most walkers go straight past with no idea it is lurking up in the tree.  Though these snakes are not harmful to humans, I still prefer it to stay up in the tree!

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This is the snake curled up at night.  Yes it was pitch black when I took this photo with my iphone, the flash caught the frame nicely.

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15 Comments Add yours

  1. Tastyniblets says:

    I know it would have had to swim last week! I live on the beaches too, closer to Manly- heard it was even worse further north..

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    1. Seafarrwide says:

      Thanks for the follow it’s nice to connect with a local blogger 🙂 a friend just messaged it’s hailing in mosman right now. Crazy!

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      1. Tastyniblets says:

        Same 🙂 we’ve just had a storm pass through, only a baby compared to last week!

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  2. Tastyniblets says:

    Wow I had no idea there were pythons so close to home! Someone must have released a pet into the wild? Need to check out that walk one day- have heard its lovely..

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    1. Seafarrwide says:

      Yes it was there for two weeks. Not a pet but had been seen other times on golf course. Now we had terrible storms last week and flooding. Many trees blocking the path. No doubt a bit of hard work clearing. I imagine the snake took off somewhere safe, maybe someone’s roof!

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  3. cindy knoke says:

    WOW! What an incredible snake.! Beautiful!

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  4. Seafarrwide says:

    Reblogged this on Seafarrwide and commented:

    Snake still there a week Later

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  5. Arl's World says:

    I would have had an absolute heart attack had I come upon that! Yikes!! Good pic though …hard for me to look at (hate snakes) but good shot! 🙂

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    1. Seafarrwide says:

      Yes I’m still wondering why I didn’t run!

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      1. Arl's World says:

        Haha, yes! 🙂

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  6. The V-Pub says:

    Quite the beast! My son has been pestering me to let him buy a Ball Python. Not sure I want that in my house…..

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    1. Seafarrwide says:

      Im wondering if it was released into the bush as its so fat haha but they say this type of snake does inhabit that area! yikes I will be keeping my dogs on a close lead when walk that way again!

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      1. The V-Pub says:

        I find it amazing to have such exotic wildlife all around. We have the less than exotic types of wildlife here, such as deer and coyote.

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  7. Wow, that looks gruesome!

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    1. Seafarrwide says:

      i know i was shocked and my pic doesnt do it justice as I only had my iPhone with me

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