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Texas Blind Snake (Leptotyphlops dulcis dulcis)
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TEXAS BLIND SNAKE FACTSDescription
The Texas Blind Snake looks like a shiny earthworm. They are pink or brown and have a segmented appearance. The eyes are two dark spots under the head scales, and the mouth is very small. Blind snakes are often seen after spring rains and are often mistaken for earthworms. When handled they squirm around and try to distract the threat by "stabbing" harmlessly with the tip of their tail.
Texas Slender Blind Snake, Texas Threadsnake
length 20cm. Body width is only about 5 mm
Texas Blind Snakes spend most of their life buried in loose soil. They only come out to feed or when rain floods their habitat.
eats mainly termite and ant larvae.
south western Kansas, western Oklahoma, central Texas, southern New Mexico, south eastern Arizona. In northern Mexico it is found in Chihuahua, Coahuila, Tamaulipas, Nuevo León, San Luis Potosí, Veracruz, Querétaro, Hidalgo and Puebla.
They are harmless to humans. Their mouth is too small to give a significant bite.
Relatives in same Genus
Western Blind Snake (L. humilis)