blind snake ID

blind snake ID

Postby Sneaker » Sun Nov 04, 2012 6:01 pm

Can anyone tell me what kind of blind snake I have found:It has an yellow belly with an brown back , she's about 20-25 cm long.
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Re: blind snake ID

Postby Westley Price » Sun Nov 04, 2012 6:05 pm

Hey Sneaker.

Where was it found? And are you sure it's a blind snake? There are legless lizards which look very similar.

Do you perhaps have a picture?
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Re: blind snake ID

Postby Kev » Sun Nov 04, 2012 7:18 pm

Yip, I think we need a bit more info here.
The first thing that came to mind was a Cape legless skink, you can Google it and see.
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Re: blind snake ID

Postby Westley Price » Sun Nov 04, 2012 7:25 pm

That's exactly what I thought Kev!
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Re: blind snake ID

Postby Sneaker » Sun Nov 04, 2012 9:03 pm

yeh exact math .thanx
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Re: blind snake ID

Postby Sneaker » Sun Nov 04, 2012 9:07 pm

can you tell me more about it's eating habits and habitats
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Re: blind snake ID

Postby Nineve » Sun Nov 04, 2012 9:56 pm

They are found in dry, sandy soils, below stones and dead trees. They feed mostly on small insects. They grow to about 20 cm and they give birth to 2 - 4 babies in late summer. Their natural habitat is usually coastal and Fynbos. And if you want to keep it in captivity you will probably need a permit.
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Re: blind snake ID

Postby Kev » Mon Nov 05, 2012 11:02 pm

westley wrote:That's exactly what I thought Kev!


Lol... great minds hey!
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