Twin carpet pythons are among a number of snakelets that have hatched while in the care of a southeast Queensland snake catcher. Picture: Snake Catchers Brisbane, Ipswich, Logan & Gold Coast/Facebook.
Twin carpet pythons are among a number of snakelets that have hatched while in the care of a southeast Queensland snake catcher. Picture: Snake Catchers Brisbane, Ipswich, Logan & Gold Coast/Facebook.

What’s cuter than one snake hatchling? Twinsss

TWINS are among a clutch of carpet pythons that have hatched while in the care of a southeast Queensland snake catcher.

Photos of the rare newborns that were posted to the Snake Catchers Brisbane, Ipswich, Logan and Gold Coast Facebook page today show two tiny brown heads emerging from the same egg.

Other photos show the many siblings of the twins poking their heads out of a group of at least 15 eggs.

 

Twin carpet pythons are among a number of snakelets that have hatched while in the care of a southeast Queensland snake catcher. Picture: Snake Catchers Brisbane, Ipswich, Logan and Gold Coast/Facebook.
Twin carpet pythons are among a number of snakelets that have hatched while in the care of a southeast Queensland snake catcher. Picture: Snake Catchers Brisbane, Ipswich, Logan and Gold Coast/Facebook.

 

Baby carpet pythons hatching while in the care of a southeast Queensland snake catcher. Twin snakes are among the hatchlings. Picture: Snake Catchers Brisbane, Ipswich, Logan and Gold Coast/Facebook.
Baby carpet pythons hatching while in the care of a southeast Queensland snake catcher. Twin snakes are among the hatchlings. Picture: Snake Catchers Brisbane, Ipswich, Logan and Gold Coast/Facebook.

 

A message with the photos states the snakelings were born within the past couple of weeks, but does not specify their birth date.

"Over the past few weeks, we have begun to see a lot of adorable little carpet pythons emerge from the eggs. We have even had some sets of twins!" the post reads.

"Unfortunately, sometimes these carpet pythons don't always choose the best locations for egg deposition and incubation, and we are called out to remove them. After we carefully remove the mother and her eggs, they are taken into care for incubation."

Carpet pythons stay in the nest with their eggs for about two months, during which time they do not eat.

 

A Coastal Carpet Python and eggs that were found in a hay bale in Elanora in December, 2015. The snake was relocated and the eggs were put in an incubator by a carer. Picture: Snake Catchers Brisbane, Ipswich, Logan and Gold Coast/Facebook.
A Coastal Carpet Python and eggs that were found in a hay bale in Elanora in December, 2015. The snake was relocated and the eggs were put in an incubator by a carer. Picture: Snake Catchers Brisbane, Ipswich, Logan and Gold Coast/Facebook.

They will sun themselves, according to the Facebook post, and return the heat to the eggs.

"She will also curl around the eggs and shiver to generate heat, this is known as shivering thermogenesis," it states.

"Once the young begin to hatch and disperse, there is no further parental care."



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