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BLIND SNAKE
Family TYPHLOPIDAE
HARMLESS
 
Description:
There are approximately 45 species of Blind Snakes in Australia. These worm-like snakes have a body which is uniform in thickness, a blunt head which is not distinct from the neck, a blunt tail and body scales which are uniform around the body. The Blind Snake has small eyes and a small mouth which is situated below the snout.
 
Size:
Some species can grow to 75cm
 
Behaviour:
The Blind Snake can emit an unpleasant odor when handled. They are usually sighted at night and after rain.
 
Prey:
Feed on termites, their eggs, larvae and pupae.
 
Reproduction:
The Blind Snake is considered to be an egg layer.
 
 
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