Saturday, 15 January 2011

Blind snake

There are some 22 species of blind snakes in Australia and we have at least one that we see on infrequent occasions as most of their time is spent underground. They hunt through the earth for termites, worms, ants and the eggs and at times they are unearthed when digging in the garden. After rain on warm evenings they venture above ground probably looking for a mate and unfortunately they sometime end up in the pool and drown which is what happened to this one. They are hunted by another snake the Bandi Bandi which is a striking black & white ringed snake which also spends most of its life underground.

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