Blind Snakes


A family of harmless, specialized burrowing snakes that feed on invertebrates, usually attain less than 50 cm in length and have well-developed anal glands – they can really “pack a pong”. Usually associated with ants. Three species are illustrated below.

Beaked Blind Snake (Anilios waitii) from 30k S Leinster, Western Australia

Southern Blind Snake (Anilios australis) from Mount Helena, Western Australia

Black-tipped Blind Snake (Anilios grypus) from Shay Gap, Western Australia

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