Taken: March 24th, 2008.
Green Tree Python
From: New Guinea
The Green Tree Python is specially adapted to a life in the treetops. It has enlarged front teeth, a well developed prehensile tail, and it's great length enabling them to more easily catch moving prey.
Morelia viridis is a non-venomous python species found in New Guinea, various islands in Indonesia, and the Cape York Peninsula in Australia. Completely arboreal with a striking green color. No subspecies are currently recognized.
These snakes are often bred and kept in captivity, although they are usually considered an advanced species. This is due to their specific care requirements, but once these are met they thrive in captivity. The second reason they are considered advanced is from wild caught individuals that often carry parasites and rarely tame down, although captive bred individuals usually calm down.