This week’s creatures: 7 October 2019 – the McDowell Python Alex mount cootha, Owls 2019-Oct-082019-Dec-03mount cootha, powerful owl Some of the amazing things we see on Mount Cootha. The snake is a Morelia siplota mcdowelli – McDowell’s Carpet Python. Powerful owl on a branch Small Eyed Snake on a log in the forest This is the McDowell Python. It's actually called a McDowell python This Bandicoot hops like a kangaroo but is much smaller - about the size of a cat. It eats ants with its snout.