Old pieces of shed skin & porcupine quills on cave floor. Cave shallow, only crouching height in front & low at back. Well worn path through rocks to back, where cave appears to drop, to where python probably lives.
Identified by National Museum (D. Broadley)
Probably accidentally introduced from eastern highlands or Gonarezhou National Park. Nearest locality is Mutare
Specimens caught and released during fish assemblage assessment at Judges Lake (conducted by Cleveland Metroparks Natural Resources staff).
Located in a semi-clearing in a dry tropical forest, and within meters of a seasonal river (dry).
Salient feature: iridescent green side stripes.
Salient behavior: attracted to sound and moving disturbance. Although positioned with 2 meters of the iguana, when a small pebble was thrown nearby to move the creature, it moved TOWARD the object thrown, not away.