With only about ten centimeters in length (less than four inches), you might think of this diminutive reptile as an earthworm. This particular thread snake, one of around 300 different species, is a dark brownish gray color with two yellow stripes. It is not venomous and eats termites and termite larvae, but little is known about its behavior, whether it is nocturnal or diurnal.
Unfortunately, this species may be on the verge of extinction. It seems to only exist in a small area of Barbados’ forest, where nearly all of the island’s native trees have been removed.
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Terrestrial / Aquatic
Altricial / Precocial
Polygamous / Monogamous
Dimorphic (size) / Monomorphic
Active: Diurnal / Nocturnal
Social behavior: Solitary / Pack / Herd
Diet: Carnivore / Herbivore / Omnivore / Piscivorous / Insectivore
Migratory: Yes / No
Domesticated: Yes / No
Dangerous: Yes / No