Eurasian blind snake

A small, burrowing snake that can’t see well but can smell its way to a tasty insect

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If you are interested in snakes, you might want to know more about the Eurasian blind snake. It is a small snake that can grow up to 30 cm (12 in) long. It has a cylindrical body and a blunt tail that resembles its head. It has a shiny brown or black color with no markings. It has tiny eyes that are covered by scales and cannot see well. It has no teeth but has sharp spines on its mouth that help it catch its prey.

The Eurasian blind snake feeds on ants, termites, and other small insects. It uses its tongue and sense of smell to locate its food. It is not venomous and poses no threat to humans. It is usually active at night or after rain.

Distribution

Country
Population est.
Status
Year
Comments
Afghanistan
2016
Albania
2016
Armenia
2016
Azerbaijan
2016
Bosnia And Herz.
2016
Presence Uncertain
Bulgaria
2016
Croatia
2016
Possibly Extinct, Origin Uncertain
Cyprus
2016
Egypt
2016
Georgia
2016
Greece
2016
Iran
2016
Iraq
2016
Israel
2016
Lebanon
2016
Montenegro
2016
North Macedonia
2016
Pakistan
2016
Presence Uncertain
Romania
2016
Russia
2016
Syria
2016
Tajikistan
2016
Turkey
2016
Turkmenistan
2016
Uzbekistan
2016

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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