Snakelings!

My Children’s python (Antaresia childreni) has been sitting on her clutch of nine eggs since laying them on the 25th of October last year. They hatched on Boxing Day. I had wanted to write a longer post and make mention of brooding behaviour and physiology, but time is against me so I’ll just post some pictures.

Children's python (Antaresia childreni) and eggs
Children’s python (Antaresia childreni) and eggs

Children's python (Antaresia childreni) and eggs
Children’s python (Antaresia childreni) and eggs

Children's python (Antaresia childreni) and eggs
Children’s python (Antaresia childreni) and eggs

Children's python (Antaresia childreni) and eggs
Children’s python (Antaresia childreni) and eggs

Children's python (Antaresia childreni) and eggs
Children’s python (Antaresia childreni) and eggs

Children's python (Antaresia childreni) and eggs
Children’s python (Antaresia childreni) and eggs

Children's python (Antaresia childreni) and eggs
Children’s python (Antaresia childreni) and eggs

Children's python (Antaresia childreni) eggs
Children’s python (Antaresia childreni) eggs

About Stewart Macdonald

I'm a wildlife ecologist living and working in Queensland, Australia. I spend most of my time in the bush finding and photographing wildlife.
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2 Responses to Snakelings!

  1. Lyn says:

    Congrats Stewart! You’re a dad!

  2. Stewart says:

    Thanks Lyn! I am, however, a neglectful dad. As soon as they hatched I put them up for adoption because I had neither the time nor the inclination to look after them. Does that make me the world’s worst parent?!?

    Stewart