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New Mexico blind snake

Leptotyphlops dulcis dissectus


A smooth, worm-like snake; reddish-brown or pink, with a blunt head and tail. The belly is either white or pink, and the eyes are small black spots on the side of the head. Adults 5 - 10 inches (13 - 25 cm)


Stony hillsides, prairies, and in sandy or rocky desert areas


This is a very secretive species and does NOT like to be out in the light, thus making them quite hard to photograph. This is the best shot from that day.

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Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 9 years ago

Brilliant find. We have similar in Aus and another snake that specialises in tracking and eating the blind snakes. Nature can be tough sometimes... but amazing.

Aaron_G 9 years ago

Thanks! I wish I had more photos from this day that turned out. I'm not kidding when I say this is a super hard species to photograph. :-)

outsidegirl0 9 years ago

awsome series! I can get a spotting this good....

mrcarloswest 10 years ago

tambien se encuentran en la parte sur de Mexico, especialmente en Veracruz y zonas colindantes.
yo he atrapado muchas.

KarenL 10 years ago

Aaron, your snake is featured in our Facebook quiz -

metamorphosis35 11 years ago

So it's a snake

Cuttest snake I ever saw!!

TKBotting 11 years ago


Cynthia L.
Cynthia L. 11 years ago

So tiny! I found a very small snake in my garden last summer. At first I thought it was a worm!

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 11 years ago

one of my favourite creatures - it is a truly great shot of this little blind snake !- he'd be so proud, if only he knew.

Aaron_G 11 years ago

Thank you for the kind words. I believe in quality over quantity. :-)

kerrydonovanbrown 11 years ago

Wow, this is another beautiful picture, Goody. Such a fantastic collection - I'll keep coming back to these.

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Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA

Spotted on Jul 28, 2004
Submitted on Jan 9, 2012

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