Blind Snake – Small-headed Blind Snake
Maximum Snout Vent Length : 220mm
This is one of five species of Blind Snake that occur in this region. The small-headed Blind Snake is found in the drier country on the western side of the ranges.
Blind Snakes are worm-like burrowers with very small eyes just visible beneath the head scales. They are seldom seen, living beneath the ground and in ant nests and termite mounds where they feed on ant eggs and larvae and termites.
For a detailed description of this species please refer to A Field Guide to Reptiles of Queensland by Steve K. Wilson
|Photo taken by Paul Horner @ Bogie River