Ramphotyphlops Braminus – The Snake Almost Entirely Blind
Ramphotyphlops braminus is a harmless blind snake species found mostly in Africa and Asia, but has been introduced in many other parts of the world. It is also called as Brahminy Blind Snake, flowerpot snake, common blind snake, island blind snake and Hawaiian blind snake. No subspecies are currently recognized of this blind snakes. The head and tail-tip look much the same, with no narrowing of the neck. These are 6.35 to 16.5 cm in length. There are 20 rows of dorsal scales along the entire body.
The coloration of the adults varies from shiny silver gray to charcoal gray or purple. The venter is grayish to brown. Juveniles are colored much the same as the adults. Usually occur in urban and agricultural areas. The eyes cannot form images, but are still capable of registering light intensity. These snakes live underground in ant and termite nests. Their diet consists of the larvae, eggs and pupae of ants and termites.