Guardian Nature School Team Contact Blog Project Noah Facebook Project Noah Twitter

A global community of nature enthusiasts
photographing and learning about wildlife

Join Project Noah!
nature school apple icon

Project Noah Nature School visit nature school

Brahminy Worm Snake

Ramphotyphlops braminus


size 6-8cm.Resembles worm closer examination may show the presence of scales and rudimentary eye.moves very fast tries to burrow always.if handled may defecate.produces a wired feeling when its tail comes in contact forcefully. scales 20 in row.they are considered to be parthenocarpic


It was found in a flower pot.comes to surface when water fills in their home as a result of rain or massive evacuation occurs.


Though harmless and very shy snake its faces a lot of bad situations when comes in contact wit people in India.This snakes were believed to enter ears and may cause harmful effects.Another myth is that one may get Hansen's disease if handled.The only solution people have found here is to burn them till death:(

Species ID Suggestions

Sign in to suggest organism ID


Gopal murali
Gopal murali 9 years ago

your spotting resembles shieldtail snakes from our country sir:) there are some 44 species of them sir..

NeilDazet 9 years ago

Neat spotting! Those myths are crazy! In the part of the US where I am, we have this little worm snake:

Gopal murali
Spotted by
Gopal murali

Tamil Nadu, India

Spotted on Mar 16, 2011
Submitted on Jun 8, 2012

Noah Guardians
Noah Sponsors

Join the Project Noah Team Join Project Noah Team