Leptotyphlops nigricans – Black Thread Snake
Averaging 12-15cm and may reach 20cm.
A uniform glossy brown – black the scales are pale edged
Found in loose sandy soil, from karooid vegetation as well as coastal dunes.
An insignificant looking snake which is thin and wiry often confused with earth worms. Found sheltering beneath rocks, stones and rotting logs. Often preyed upon by small birds as well as snake Harlequin Snakes.