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April 2011 Editor's Note

Black-headed pythons (Aspidites melanocephalus), also called “tarpots” in Australia, are beautiful snakes known for their obvious black head and neck. They almost appear to have been dipped in black ink. The python’s head and jaws are long, with the head not much wider than the neck. The eyes are black, and the scalation is smooth and glossy. The background color ranges from a light gray to off white to a pale yellow or a light brown.

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