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  • Chinese (Simplified)
    • 盲蛇科
  • Spanish
    • Culebrillas ciegas
  • English
    • Typical Blind Snakes
  • Scientific Names
    • Typhlopidae
  • Chinese (Traditional)
    • 盲蛇科

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Recent observations

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What

Brahminy Blind Snake Ramphotyphlops braminus

Observer

elizabeth94

Date

August 21, 2016 08:31 PM EDT

Description

Found under a flower pot in Ormond FL. Moves like a snake. Black, shiny, fast! No visable eyes, blunt tail.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Pale-headed Blind Snake Austrotyphlops hamatus

Observer

bioblogo

Date

October 3, 2010 04:17 PM CDT

Place

coral bay (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

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What

Richard's Worm Snake Typhlops richardi

Observer

samdigiulio

Date

March 1, 2016 01:27 PM EST

Description

Found during a survey of VINP in association with Northern Michigan University from February 27 through March 5, 2016.

Photos / Sounds

What

Brahminy Blind Snake Ramphotyphlops braminus

Observer

jasonedelkind

Date

August 16, 2016 05:09 PM EDT

Description

Small, black snake, less than six inches. Has a small, forked tongue. Found under a planter.

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What

Typical Blind Snakes Family Typhlopidae

Observer

congonaturalist

Date

August 16, 2016 07:55 AM SAST

Description

Blind snake about a meter long, about 3cm thick.

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What

Long-tailed Blind Snakes Genus Ramphotyphlops

Observer

daniel150

Date

August 15, 2016 08:34 AM AWST

Photos / Sounds

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What

Brahminy Blind Snake Ramphotyphlops braminus

Observer

masha

Date

August 10, 2016 08:55 PM EDT

Description

Found him inside. Tiny!

Photos / Sounds

What

Brahminy Blind Snake Ramphotyphlops braminus

Observer

natureinla

Date

August 6, 2016

Description

"I believe I found a Brahminy Blindsnake in my house in Phoenix, Arizona. He is between 3-4 inches long. I captured him last night.

"This morning, I held him for a bit and let him go in our garden near the shed. We just had a lot of rain the day of and the day before he showed up, and I am in a natural irrigation area within the city."

- Malena Grosz

Observation and photos by Malena Grosz, sent to nature@nhm.org.

Photos / Sounds

What

Brahminy Blind Snake Ramphotyphlops braminus

Observer

arturoc

Date

August 6, 2016 03:42 PM CDT

Photos / Sounds

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What

Brahminy Blind Snake Ramphotyphlops braminus

Date

August 6, 2016 07:56 PM PDT

Description

On the sidewalk, not slimy

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What

Brahminy Blind Snake Ramphotyphlops braminus

Observer

ekdelval

Date

July 18, 2012 01:06 PM CDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Brahminy Blind Snake Ramphotyphlops braminus

Observer

danjohnson77077

Date

July 30, 2016 09:57 PM CDT
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Description from Wikipedia

The Typhlopidae are a family of blind snakes. They are found mostly in the tropical regions of Africa, Asia, the Americas, and all mainland Australia and various islands. The rostral scale overhangs the mouth to form a shovel-like burrowing structure. They live underground in burrows, and since they have no use for vision, their eyes are mostly vestigial. They have light-detecting black eye spots, and teeth occur in the upper jaw. The tail ends with a...

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