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Albino Northern Territory Carpet Python (Morelia spilota variegata) or Darwin Carpet Python are native to Australia and New Guinea. The unusual appearance of this albino snake is caused by genetic faults in the metabolic system that produces melanin. This individual is an oculocutaneous albino, which means that it contains no melanin in the eyes or skin.

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Darwin Carpet Python (Morelia spilota variegata) - Albino close-up tongue out
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© 2008 Shannon Plummer. All rights reserved
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Albino Northern Territory Carpet Python (Morelia spilota variegata) or Darwin Carpet Python are native to Australia and New Guinea.   The unusual appearance of this albino snake is caused by genetic faults in the metabolic system that produces melanin.  This individual is an oculocutaneous albino, which means that it contains no melanin in the eyes or skin.