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Anilios nigrescens

Blackish Blind Snake

Blind Snake

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.

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Anilios nigrescens (Blackish Blind Snake) at O'Connor, ACT - 1 Dec 2021 by Sam72 Anilios nigrescens (Blackish Blind Snake) at Carwoola, NSW - 28 Aug 2021 by Liam.m Anilios nigrescens (Blackish Blind Snake) at Carwoola, NSW - 16 Jan 2021 by TBooth Anilios nigrescens (Blackish Blind Snake) at Booth, ACT - 13 Jan 2021 by TimotheeBonnet Anilios nigrescens (Blackish Blind Snake) at Downer, ACT - 19 Nov 2020 by Avery Anilios nigrescens (Blackish Blind Snake) at Acton, ACT - 29 Oct 2020 by helenking Anilios nigrescens (Blackish Blind Snake) at Majura, ACT - 24 Oct 2020 by Frogmouth Anilios nigrescens (Blackish Blind Snake) at Kaleen, ACT - 8 Oct 2020 by tpreston Anilios nigrescens (Blackish Blind Snake) at Russell, ACT - 25 Mar 2020 by Gabrielle.Merrick Anilios nigrescens (Blackish Blind Snake) at Molonglo River Reserve - 21 Jan 2020 by Kliston Anilios nigrescens (Blackish Blind Snake) at Lake George, NSW - 16 Feb 2019 by MPennay Anilios nigrescens (Blackish Blind Snake) at Colinton, NSW - 20 Dec 2018 by Graham12 Anilios nigrescens (Blackish Blind Snake) at Majura, ACT - 21 Nov 2018 by jbromilow50 Anilios nigrescens (Blackish Blind Snake) at Wallaroo, NSW - 18 Oct 2018 by RobSpeirs Anilios nigrescens (Blackish Blind Snake) at Acton, ACT - 11 Nov 2017 by AndrewCB Anilios nigrescens (Blackish Blind Snake) at Googong, NSW - 12 Oct 2017 by Wandiyali Anilios nigrescens (Blackish Blind Snake) at Majura, ACT - 14 Feb 2017 by NickDaines Anilios nigrescens (Blackish Blind Snake) at Canberra Central, ACT - 19 Dec 2016 by nic.jario Anilios nigrescens (Blackish Blind Snake) at Canberra Central, ACT - 24 Nov 2016 by rupert.b Anilios nigrescens (Blackish Blind Snake) at Bango, NSW - 22 Dec 2014 by Renzy357 Anilios nigrescens (Blackish Blind Snake) at Casey, ACT - 26 Nov 2012 by RobSpeirs Anilios nigrescens (Blackish Blind Snake) at Yarrow, NSW - 14 Sep 1985 by wombey Anilios nigrescens (Blackish Blind Snake) at Molonglo River Reserve - 23 Oct 1976 by wombey
Anilios nigrescens (Blackish Blind Snake) at O'Connor, ACT - 1 Dec 2021 by Sam72
Anilios nigrescens (Blackish Blind Snake) at Carwoola, NSW - 28 Aug 2021 by Liam.m
Anilios nigrescens (Blackish Blind Snake) at Carwoola, NSW - 16 Jan 2021 by TBooth
Anilios nigrescens (Blackish Blind Snake) at Booth, ACT - 13 Jan 2021 by TimotheeBonnet
Anilios nigrescens (Blackish Blind Snake) at Downer, ACT - 19 Nov 2020 by Avery
Anilios nigrescens (Blackish Blind Snake) at Acton, ACT - 29 Oct 2020 by helenking
Anilios nigrescens (Blackish Blind Snake) at Majura, ACT - 24 Oct 2020 by Frogmouth
Anilios nigrescens (Blackish Blind Snake) at Kaleen, ACT - 8 Oct 2020 by tpreston
Anilios nigrescens (Blackish Blind Snake) at Russell, ACT - 25 Mar 2020 by Gabrielle.Merrick
Anilios nigrescens (Blackish Blind Snake) at Molonglo River Reserve - 21 Jan 2020 by Kliston
Anilios nigrescens (Blackish Blind Snake) at Lake George, NSW - 16 Feb 2019 by MPennay
Anilios nigrescens (Blackish Blind Snake) at Colinton, NSW - 20 Dec 2018 by Graham12
Anilios nigrescens (Blackish Blind Snake) at Majura, ACT - 21 Nov 2018 by jbromilow50
Anilios nigrescens (Blackish Blind Snake) at Wallaroo, NSW - 18 Oct 2018 by RobSpeirs
Anilios nigrescens (Blackish Blind Snake) at Acton, ACT - 11 Nov 2017 by AndrewCB
Anilios nigrescens (Blackish Blind Snake) at Googong, NSW - 12 Oct 2017 by Wandiyali
Anilios nigrescens (Blackish Blind Snake) at Majura, ACT - 14 Feb 2017 by NickDaines
Anilios nigrescens (Blackish Blind Snake) at Canberra Central, ACT - 19 Dec 2016 by nic.jario
Anilios nigrescens (Blackish Blind Snake) at Canberra Central, ACT - 24 Nov 2016 by rupert.b
Anilios nigrescens (Blackish Blind Snake) at Bango, NSW - 22 Dec 2014 by Renzy357
Anilios nigrescens (Blackish Blind Snake) at Casey, ACT - 26 Nov 2012 by RobSpeirs
Anilios nigrescens (Blackish Blind Snake) at Yarrow, NSW - 14 Sep 1985 by wombey
Anilios nigrescens (Blackish Blind Snake) at Molonglo River Reserve - 23 Oct 1976 by wombey
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