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William
06-24-2009, 10:29 PM
Can anyone help me identify this snake (90% sure it is in the genus Leptotyphlops) . I have encountered it several times before (this is the first time I could catch it). They have allways been about this size. Never any bigger. It is maybe 3 inches. Sorry for the poor pics, it is very quick.

http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/snake.jpg

http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/snake2.jpg

Video (http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/snake.AVI)

William
06-24-2009, 10:47 PM
I am thinking maybe Leptotyphlops goudotii

DrNic
06-24-2009, 11:31 PM
I don't know much about snakes. Are you sure it isn't a worm? Is there a head? I can't make out which end is the 'front'.

William
06-24-2009, 11:43 PM
Yes it is a snake. It looks like a snake, moves like a snake and have a tiny tiny forked tounge. Below is a pictures were I marked out head and tail

http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/snake3.jpg

Leptotyphlops (which I think it is) are blink snakes.
See more here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leptotyphlops

Gayle
06-24-2009, 11:46 PM
I think you may be right William!!!!!

rich311k
06-24-2009, 11:52 PM
I have no idea what it is, but that thing is cool.

William
06-25-2009, 12:37 AM
They are neat. Appearently they eat ant and termite larvae

Northernguy
06-25-2009, 01:47 AM
They are neat. Appearently they eat ant and termite larvae
Now I like it!thumbs2: