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.
MapsANBG Aranda Bushland Black Mountain Bruce Ridge Bullen Range Cooleman Ridge Gigerline Nature Reserve Googong Foreshore Kinleyside Lower Molonglo Molonglo River Reserve Mount Ainslie Mount Majura Mount Taylor Percival Hill Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council Stony Creek The Pinnacle Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve Wandiyali-Environa Conservation Area Woodstock Nature Reserve
Points of interestPoint 4997
PlacesActon, ACT Bango, NSW Booth, ACT Canberra Central, ACT Carwoola, NSW Casey, ACT Colinton, NSW Denman Prospect, ACT Downer, ACT Dunlop, ACT Googong, NSW Kaleen, ACT Lake George, NSW Majura, ACT Molonglo Valley, ACT O'Connor, ACT Russell, ACT Wallaroo, NSW Yarrow, NSW
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