Found under a flower pot in Ormond FL. Moves like a snake. Black, shiny, fast! No visable eyes, blunt tail.
Found during a survey of VINP in association with Northern Michigan University from February 27 through March 5, 2016.
Small, black snake, less than six inches. Has a small, forked tongue. Found under a planter.
Blind snake about a meter long, about 3cm thick.
Found him inside. Tiny!
"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 email@example.com.
On the sidewalk, not slimy
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...