Blind Snake – Flowerpot Snake (Introduced species)
Total Maximum Length – 170mm
Introduced accidently to northern Australia. World’s most widespread land snake, transported as stowaways amongst soil and cargo from SE Asia. Successful dispersal is due in part to parthenogenisis, all female populations can reproduce without a male thus needing only one individual for a new colony to become established.
A Field Guide to The Reptiles Of Queensland, Steve K. Wilson
|Blind Snakes (Typhlopidae)
|Photo taken at Cannonvale by Paul Horner