Blackish Blind Snake is one of over 200 species (ten genera) of blind snake found worldwide. Australia has 40 species confined to the one genera Ramphotyphlops. Blind snakes are small, non-venomous snakes and are rarely encountered. They are nocturnal and usually burrow through the soil, although they may be seen moving on the surface on warm humid nights. They feed primarily on ants and termites. Most are pink or grey in colour with extremely shiny scales. They are incapable of biting. The Blackish Blind Snake may grow up to 75cm.
Distribution: Many sightings in Canberra, probably due to intensive reptile surveying.
MapsMount Majura Mount Ainslie Black Mountain Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve Cooleman Ridge Gigerline Nature Reserve Kinleyside The Pinnacle Woodstock Nature Reserve Bullen Range Aranda Bushland Mount Taylor Lower Molonglo Percival Hill Stony Creek Molonglo River Park ANBG Wandiyali-Environa Conservation Area Googong Foreshore
Points of interestPoint 4997
PlacesWallaroo, NSW Majura, ACT Kaleen, ACT Acton, ACT Googong, NSW Carwoola, NSW Yarrow, NSW Booth, ACT Casey, ACT Downer, ACT Bango, NSW Russell, ACT Dunlop, ACT Colinton, NSW Lake George, NSW Molonglo Valley, ACT Denman Prospect, ACT Canberra Central, ACT
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