carpet snake

noun

Definition of carpet snake

1 : a rather large Australian constricting snake (Python variegatus or spilotes) chiefly pale brown with a mottled pattern — see diamond snake
2 in Tasmania : a pale form of the tiger snake
3 : a common Indian wolf snake (Lycodon aulicus)

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History and Etymology for carpet snake

perhaps so called from its variegated coloring

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“Carpet snake.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/carpet%20snake. Accessed 4 Dec. 2021.

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