Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Punk-Rock_Chicken, May 11, 2009.

  1. Punk-Rock_Chicken

    Punk-Rock_Chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 11, 2009
    High Springs, Florida
    I was installing a privacy fence today and while digging I looked down and thought I had found the biggest earthworm I had ever seen! But as soon as I picked it up I knew instantly that it was no worm! It is an eyeless snake called a Blind Worm Snake. They are very rarely seen because they live totaly underground. He was at about 2 ft. deep! This is only the second one I have ever seen...and the first live one! I took him out to the woods and let him go, but stood there and watched him go underground to make sure nothing ate him. He is pinkish white with a pointed flat head and nose and has absolutely no eyes. He was about 10" to 12" long and he looks segmented like an earth worm and is surprisingly strong. Here are some pics I took of my daughter holding him before I let him go. I tried to geta close up of his head, but it's just all blurry.
    Just thought some of you would find this interesting.
    Last edited: May 12, 2009
  2. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

    Sep 25, 2007
    WOW - bizzarre! I'm glad you didn't chop him up accidentally while installing the fencing, and also glad you got some pics! Thanks for sharing!
  3. Brindlebtch

    Brindlebtch Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 15, 2009
    WAY COOL! You are really lucky to have seen him up close in real life! Thank for the pics.
  4. Chicks_N_Horses

    Chicks_N_Horses Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 30, 2009
    South Alabama
    I've never seen one of those except in a book. Cool find.

    eta: if the chickens see that they will have field day [​IMG]
    Last edited: May 11, 2009
  5. Polish Chickens

    Polish Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 9, 2009
    It's a beautiful snake but it belongs underground where it has to be
  6. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    Wow! I've never heard of them before? Good you relocated him. Kinda neat actually.
  7. Cetawin

    Cetawin Chicken Beader

    Mar 20, 2008
    NW Kentucky
    Oh yes those are awesome. When we were stationed at Fort Bragg, NC, I had them in my backyard under all the pine needles and mulch. They are really cool.
  8. Chicky Tocks

    Chicky Tocks [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2666.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Ru

    Oct 20, 2008
    Benton, Arkansas
    I would have soooo fed that to my girls!
  9. Fudgie

    Fudgie Hatching Queen - Got Fudge?

    Cool deal! Nice that you got educated and then released it where it really belongs. yeah for you! thanks for sharing with the rest of us. I had never even heard of them.
  10. insiderart

    insiderart Obviously Insane

    Apr 30, 2009
    Very cool!

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