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Diamond Python
General information
Habitat

Diamond territory

Diet

Tuskers

Status

Alive

Chronological information
First appearance

Cavern of The Fear

Last appearance

Secrets of Deltora

Diamond Pythons, also called Diamond Serpents, are predatory snakes found in Diamond territory.[1]

History Edit

Secrets of Deltora Edit

Diamond Pythons were studied, much like the rest of Deltora's wildlife, by Doran the Dragonlover during the explorer's travels. Doran recorded his findings in his book Secrets of Deltora.[1]

Cavern of The Fear Edit

Glock mentioned that his family's talisman included a stone from a Diamond Python's stomach.[2]

Behaviour Edit

Diamond Pythons normally kill their prey by constricting them, crushing their prey to death before swallowing them whole, though they do have poisonous fangs should this not be enough. While digesting large prey, Diamond Pythons become sleepy and relatively safe to approach. Diamond Pythons often swallow smooth stones to help digest their prey; these stones are valued as powerful talismans by the Jalis. The Pythons are skilled at climbing trees and can move very quickly, despite their considerable size.[1]

Anatomy Edit

Diamond Pythons are named for their most distinguishing feature; all Diamond Pythons sport a green and yellow diamond pattern along their backs. They continue to grow throughout their lives and, as a result, can reach very great lengths. The largest Diamond Python that Doran encountered was 20 paces long from the tip of its tail to its head.[1]

Habitat Edit

Diamond Pythons reside in Diamond territory, primarily in dense forested areas near water. The Pythons prefer to hide in trees and wait for their prey, and for this reason Doran advises against sleeping near forests in Diamond territory.[1]

Diet Edit

Diamond Pythons are carnivorous predators. They have only been explicitly mentioned as preying on Tuskers, though it is unlikely that those are the only thing they eat. The Pythons themselves are preyed upon by Diamond dragons.[1]

References Edit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Rodda, Emily. Secrets of Deltora. Scholastic Australia. 2008.
  2. Rodda, Emily. Cavern of The Fear. Scholastic Australia. 2002.

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