Entered one of the tents after heavy rainfalls.
Not sure whether this is Megatyphlops mucruso or M. schlegelii.
The frontal head view reminds me of that friendly critter from the movie "Dune"...
We think this is a baby snake it had a tiny tongue that flicked in and out it was found near a pool and could swim.
I have seen two specimens at this location, one deceased adult and one living neonate (both pictured here), both found in the same yard, the live snake was found just beside a large pot. The deceased snake was found in a small ditch I had dug around the circumference of a tree trunk I was excavating, it was dried and had other physical damage.
Ramphotyphlops braminus- 5cm juvenile
This blind snake was found during the day under a rock near Lake Tsimanampetsotsa, 27 km south of Beheloka, in southwestern Madagascar.
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...