carpet snake


noun

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.

Origin of carpet snake

First recorded in 1860–65
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carpet snake

carpet python


noun

a large nonvenomous Australian snake, Morelia variegata, having a carpetlike pattern on its back
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