The Water Python is not an aggressive snake and usually bites only when provoked. The yellow or apricot coloured belly of the snake, along with the shiny brown black scales make it one of the more attractive pythons. Averaging 2-3 metres in length, they are often found in hollow logs or crevices around waterways, swamps and lagoons. Unless disturbed, they are generally nocturnal in their movement activity.
Aboriginal people in northern Australia still regard the Water Python as a great food source. The skin of the snake is singed over an open fire (see above), and the burnt scales . . .