BLACKISH BLIND SNAKE

Appearance

Brown/purplish in colour with a light pink on the belly. Can grow up to 57cm.

They are not actually blind, their small eyes are protected by scales from ant attack.

Habitat

This species lives most of its life underground.

After heavy rain, the snake may leave its burrow at night and search for food.

Diet

Feeds mostly on ants and termites underground, and the occasional worm.

Breeding

They mate in late spring and the females lay 5-20 grape-sized eggs in the summer.

Predators

Living mostly underground, this snake is mostly protected.

Prey

this is a non-venomous snake, and only preys on small underground insects such as ants.

Life expectancy