Nawaran (Oenpelli Python)
The artist has painted nawaran, the Oenpelli Python (Morelia oenpelliensis). Nawaran is a rare snake that is only found in the Oenpelli region. Non-indigenous Australians first discovered it in the 1970’s. It is greyish in colour with distinctive marking making it easy to identify. The nawaran is a non-venomous snake that can grow to massive lengths. It is able to dislocate its jaws enabling it to swallow prey larger than themselves. These reptiles are nocturnal, feeding on a variety of animals as well as the eggs of brolga.
Nawu Nawaran nakka nakimuk nakuyeng nayin.nawu kayo kore kuwarde kubolkwern kured.Nawaran kabun kunj kuwardewaken kani yiman nabarlek badbong djukerre nadjinem.Kukku kabongun kore kuwarde manbu mandjewk kabokurrme dja manbu ngalengman njilhmi kayokaborlobme.Nawaran kare kayo kore kuwardehwarde minj kakolung kabbal larrk nawaran kayo kuwarde nungan nakka nayin kuwardewaken kadjalyo kuwarde.