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Texas Blind Snake

Texas blind snake is a non-venomous blind snake species, found in the southwestern United States and northern Mexico.

    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Subphylum Vertebrata
    Class Reptilia
    Order Squamata
    Suborder Serpentes
    Family Leptotyphlopidae
    Genus Leptotyphlops
    Scientific Name Leptotyphlops dulcis

    Other Names Texas Slender Blind Snake, Texas Threadsnake, Texas Worm Snake, Eastern Worm Snake, Plains Blind Snake, Texas Rena
    Length About 27 cm (11in)
    Color Pinkish-brown; two dark spots for eyes
    Distribution Southwestern Kansas, western Oklahoma, central and south Texas, southern New Mexico, southeastern Arizona (USA), Chihuahua, Coahuila, Tamaulipas, Nuevo León, San Luis Potosí, Veracruz, Querétaro, Hidalgo and Puebla (northern Mexico)
    Habitat Prairies, hilltops, deserts or sandy areas
    Diet Ant Larvae and termite
    Hibernation Fact Hibernates deep underground during winter
    Predators Eastern screech owl, domestic cats, moles, armadillos, skunks, birds, other snakes
    Venom Fact Non-venomous
    Breeding Season Late March to July
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)
    Clutch Size/Litter Size 5 to 7
    IUCN Conservation Status Least Concern

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    Published on August 24th 2016 by under Snakes. Article was last reviewed on 4th June 2019.

    4 responses to “Texas Blind Snake”

    1. Mr. Meyers and class says:

      We found a Texas Blind snake in our school. We found out that they are nonvenemous. Thank you. We heard from a teacher that they may be endangered! Is that true? Please give us any other information about this cool creature. Thank you

      • staff says:

        The species, in general, is considered Least Concern. But certain populations may have been declared threatened in specific areas. Not possible to be sure without knowing where you found it.

    2. Devon says:

      Are Texas blind snakes dangerous

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