Small python big stomach

Re: Small python big stomach

Postby mailjvdb » Thu Aug 05, 2010 5:29 pm

Lots of white under the eye in P. sebae picture, almost a pure white. Also i see that the P. natalensis specimen has what looks like two teardrops bellow the eye, and P. sebae appears to have only one of these markings. Is this another indicator of difference in the species, or could it be specimen specific westley?
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Re: Small python big stomach

Postby Westley Price » Fri Aug 06, 2010 6:15 am

I have no clue about the teardrop-shaped marking, but I have a feeling this is specimen specific.

The white patch below the eye is probably due to the pictures snake's young age. It would probably darken with age.

My trend of thought is that is those were defining characteristics, surely someone would have already noticed it and we would know about it already.

I'm glad I finally know how to distinguish between the two species, although I'm not sure how reliable this method is.
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