Monday, August 12, 2013

Small Black-Headed Snake

On our evening walk, we ran into this tiny snake.  It was about 4 inches long and moved lightning fast. At the time I thought it might be a Plains Blind Snake but now that I have a closer look at the image, the head does not look right.  It is black and the eyes look too big.

Update - According to Tim Cole at Austin Reptile Service, it is a baby Black Headed Snake. The non-venomous adult is about 8 inches long and feeds on worms and slugs.

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