I know this is an invasive species...but I really love fossorial snakes. This was very exciting for me!
antes Ramphlotyphlops braminus
Especie introducida encontrada en vivero de Mérida, Yucatán.
"This morning we found this little guy in our bathroom. No idea how she got in house but here she is.
First thought was worm but the movement was snake. It couldn't get traction on polished wood.
Looked it up and found your site."
- Robert Stover
Observation and photos by Robert Stover, sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Seen after heavy rains.
Field Notes - Thought it was a worm but moved like a snake! And the black tip is the tail... may be too hard to tell what this is.
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...