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Feeding Habits of the Diamond Python, Morelia s. spilota: Ambush Predation by a Boid Snake

@inproceedings{Vid2004FeedingHO,
  title={Feeding Habits of the Diamond Python, Morelia s. spilota: Ambush Predation by a Boid Snake},
  author={D. Vid},
  year={2004}
}
Diamond pythons (Morelia s. spilota) are large (to 3 m) snakes of temperate-zone coastal eastern Australia. Foraging behavior was studied by observation of telemetered snakes, and diets determined by dissection of museum specimens and collection of fecal samples from wild-caught snakes. Five adult snakes monitored in the field by radiotelemetry were found to be ambush foragers. In summer, telemetered snakes spent more than 80% of their time coiled, usually in a disinctive ambush posture near… Expand

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