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Blind Snake
Ramphotyphlops braminus
Family :"Blind Snakes"
Description :Length 12cm. Shiny dark purplish brown, lower sides and belly light brown. Eyes are diffuse dark spots. Harmless worm-like burrower. Eats termites, ants and their eggs. Forages on the surface at night after rain.
Typical Habitat :Found in assocation with termites and ants. Can be found in gardens.
Distribution :Darwin, tip of Cape York and Townsville. Probably introduced.
Introduced :Yes
Seen North Qld :  Yes

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