Monday, August 4, 2014

Texas Blind Snake photographs

I have only found two Texas Blind Snakes.  I found both under a log near Austin Texas.  These Texas Blind Snake photographs were shot on a Canon 5D Mark II camera and a Sigma 180mm macro lens.  Ever year in June my family takes a trip to Fredericksburg Texas for a family reunion.  While there we have access to a camp ground on Redstone Ranch next to LBJ's ranch.  I always find a lot of animals while I'm there.  Last year I flipped over a log trying to find something new to photograph.  There were three Texas Blind Snakes under the log.  I was able to catch 2 of the 3 before the last one got away.  I then lost one of the remaining two snakes.

The one that I was able to keep I photographed.  These reptiles are pretty cool.  These are some cool facts about Texas Blind Snakes.  They only get a few inches long averaging about 7 inches with the largest specimen reaching 10 inches.
Many Blind Snakes are mistaken for earthworms.  They has a similar appearance but upon closer inspection they can easily be identified.


The one that I was able to keep I photographed.  These reptiles are pretty cool.  These are some cool facts about Texas Blind Snakes.  They only get a few inches long averaging about 7 inches with the largest specimen reaching 10 inches.




Texas Blind Snakes are blind and have two black eye spots underneath scales on there heads.  These tiny reptiles do not bite.  Even if they did, the mouth is so small they could not bite a human.  These snakes eat small larva ants and termites so they are consider beneficial.

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