Positioning itself to catch bats at the mouth of a cave.
First record for this genus outside Australia. Discovered with Mark O'Shea and Ilaiah Bigilale, under remnant corregated metal strips.
Full PDF paper describing the finding of these snakes ( 2004. Mark O’Shea, R. Sprackland, and Ilaiah Bigilale. First record for the genus Antaresia (Squamata: Pythonidae) from Papua New Guinea. Herpetological Review 35(3): 225-227) available at http://robertsprackland.webs.com/apps/documents/
Antaresia maculosa is a non-venomous python species found in northern Australia. A popular pet among Australian reptile enthusiasts due to its small size and even temperament. No subspecies are currently recognized.