The most arboreal of the pythons, the green tree python (Morelia viridis) rests in a coil on a tree branch with its head hanging down, ready to strike at prey. It may also attract prey by imitating a worm as it wiggles the tip of its tail. The python has especially long front teeth to catch and grasp prey. After constricting its prey, the python swallows it whole.
- Where to see them: Northern Australia, New Guinea and surrounding islands
- Length: 6 to 7.8 ft
- Venomous: Non-venomous
- Habitat: Tropical rainforest
- Diet: Small mammals, birds, reptiles, and frogs