With Frank Rugama
Aproximately 8-10 inches long. Pink color with scaly body.
About 2" long
This introduced snake, Brahminy Blind Snake or Flower Pot Snake, found on February 14, 2015 in an urban yard in Sierra Madre (by Kris Kaul), was photographed Feb. 17, 2015. Both the snake and it's habitat (photo: Chuck Haznedl) in mulch are shown. Thanks to Greg Pauly for the identification. To be watched for in Los Angeles County.
Clearly some sort of blind snake and not a worm. Visible scales and moved like a snake. Found it crossing the sidewalk at night while Christmas caroling.
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...