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A Spotted Blind Snake (Afrotyphlops punctatus) on a dirt road at night My friend Kurt spotted (ha!) this small critter at the edge of a dirt road that wound through good forest habitat. We spent several minutes determining whether it was a snake, a worm, or a legless lizard before settling on "probably snake". And hey, it turned out we were right! Afrotyphlops punctatus,Geotagged,Ghana,Spotted blind snake,Summer Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

A Spotted Blind Snake (Afrotyphlops punctatus) on a dirt road at night

My friend Kurt spotted (ha!) this small critter at the edge of a dirt road that wound through good forest habitat. We spent several minutes determining whether it was a snake, a worm, or a legless lizard before settling on "probably snake". And hey, it turned out we were right!

    comments (8)

  1. So pretty! What a lovely pattern! Posted one year ago
    1. I like the way it has tiny stripes that are composed of separate dots. Posted one year ago
  2. Wow! Such a nice finding! Posted one year ago
    1. Thanks! We were very happy to come across it. Posted one year ago
  3. Very valuable find. And not to forget, really good photo. So well exposed. Posted one year ago
    1. Thanks Ferdy! Posted one year ago
  4. Great find John. If it's like our -typhlops it's easy to think 'worm' until they move. That sideways wriggle gives them away. Beautiful looking species. Posted one year ago
    1. Thanks Mark. They are definitely odd creatures. I was surprised to see this one active on the surface, as I think of blind snakes as pretty much strictly fossorial. Posted one year ago

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Afrotyphlops punctatus is a species of snake in the Typhlopidae family, living in West and Central Africa.

Similar species: Scaled Reptiles
Species identified by John Sullivan
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By John Sullivan

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Uploaded Nov 22, 2018. Captured Aug 9, 2018 23:17 in Ejisu-Juaben, Ghana.
  • PENTAX K-3 II
  • f/18.0
  • 1/80s
  • ISO100
  • 35mm