a large, nonvenomous Australian python, Morelia spilotes variegata, having a variegated pattern on its back, often used to control rats and mice in barns and silos.
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Origin of carpet snake
First recorded in 1860–65
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Examples from the Web for carpet snake
The carpet-snake is occasionally kept in the house or in the barn to destroy mice and other small vermin.Peeps At Many Lands: Australia|Frank Fox
British Dictionary definitions for carpet snake
a large nonvenomous Australian snake, Morelia variegata, having a carpetlike pattern on its back
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