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a large, nonvenomous Australian python, Morelia spilotes variegata, having a variegated pattern on its back, often used to control rats and mice in barns and silos.
Historical Examples

The carpet-snake is occasionally kept in the house or in the barn to destroy mice and other small vermin.
Peeps At Many Lands: Australia Frank Fox

a large nonvenomous Australian snake, Morelia variegata, having a carpetlike pattern on its back


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