A Stitch in time
Thursday, February 9, 2012
A wonderful story of a Diamond Python nicknamed 'Stitches' after what we think was an altercation with a ride-on mower.
He was found on a property near Glenorie almost one year ago with severe slashes all down his body.
He needed more than 50 stitches to close the wounds (hence his name) and had a long time in care with one of our dedicated reptile carers.
The good news is the family who owned the property where he was found were very happy to have him back to share their space and he was released there recently with father and children watching on.
Diamond pythons are generally found in the coastal areas of New South Wales, usually in well vegetated rainforest margins or woodlands but also sometimes in heathland and rocky outcrops.
While very young, diamond pythons feed on small lizards. Their diet broadens as they grow and begins to include small birds and mammals.
Possums, fruit bats and rodents are particular favourites.