My daughter found this out in the open on our back patio, she asked me why that worm was moving so weird. I picked it up and realized it was a blind snake. After the fact I reviewed the details with Brad H. from museum and he believes this is not the native species based on the very dark color and could be a range extension from invasive population in Chula Vista. I wish I would have kept the specimen for scale counts but I may have some better pics on my camera, will look and post if I find any.
In the third photo there is a scale in centimetres
Found on the beach, heading towards the ocean. Eventually heading back towards the sand dune.
Blind snake 30 cm long. Afrotyphlops lineolatus
Culebra ciega que se encontro cuando los dueños de la casa en la que rento estaban quitando hierba.
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...