There are three subspecies of blind snakes found in the range of this work. they are small non-venomous snakes, unable to bite humans. Their prey consists mainly of ant and termite eggs, sometimes small insects.
They are not commonly encountered in the open except sometimes following rains. They are sometimes found under rocks and trash.
PLAINS NIGHT SNAKE
Leptotyphlops dulcis dulcis
The plains blind snake is found throughout the central half of Texas. As can be seen from these pictures it is a very slender snake with an indistinct head. (Hint: the head is to the left. Or is it to the right?) As can be seen in the closeup of the head, they have very smooth shiny scales and, while not blind they do have very small eyes.
N EW MEXICO BLIND SNAKE
Leptotyphlops dulcis dissectus
TRANS PECOS BLIND SNAKE
Leptotyphlops humilis segregus