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Hoffmann's earth snake

Geophis hoffmanni


This small, secretive snake is found from Honduras to Colombia. It is a uniform drab gray color with an iridescent sheen. Its diet consists of earthworms, beetle grubs, and other invertebrates.


I found this snake while looking for woodlice under rocks and wood. I had no idea what it was, so to watch my friend and I capture it was a hoot. Turns out it is a completely harmless species. It was close to shedding so we kept it for a day. That was a great idea because it looked iridescent and spectacular after molting. Also known as "plain wormsnake."

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1 Comment

LarryGraziano 9 years ago


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Coclé, Panama

Spotted on Jun 7, 2007
Submitted on Jan 14, 2012

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