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Southern Blind Snake

The Southern Blind Snake is a curious looking reptile and are more common in the garden than first realised. They enjoy hiding under pot plants and logs.

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Noongar Names: Not Known

Scientific Name: Ramphotyphlops australis

Conservation Status: Least Concern

Threats: Habitat loss and predation by cats and foxes

Will they visit?: Blind snakes will live in home gardens

Natural Distribution: Common and widespread throughout the South West and Perth region

Habitat at a Glance

See Habitat Guide for more detail

Shelter: Under logs, rocks, and thick leaf litter

Diet: Ants, termites, and subterranean invertebrates

Water: Not required

ReWild Benefit: Pest Control

ReWild Benefits

They will eat any ants or termites nesting around your wildlife garden. They are very small and completely harmless to humans. Southern blind snakes will often be found under garden pots and if you spot one you can record your sighting on Atlas of Living Australia!

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