Arafura File Snake

The Arafura File Snake (Acrochordus arafurae), is an aquatic species of snake found in northern Australia and New guinea. This quite common snake is often hunted by the indigenous people of northern Australia. They simply catch a snake and toss it on the bank as the snake is quite immobilized without the support of the water. The skin of the Arafura file snake is used to make drums in New guinea.

Adult Arafura File Snakes grow to 8.25 feet in length. Females are known to grow larger than the male and they have been known to give birth up to 17 young. They have remarkably loose skin. Their prey consists of large fish, such as the eel-tailed catfish.

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