Oct 7, 2006

Something Is Amiss

Something is amiss. A worm with eyes and scales? What you are looking at is the Plains Blind Snake. They say everything is big in Texas. Well, not these guys.

Those eyes are pretty well non-functioning, since they creep through the dirt to dine upon ants and termites. I might recruit a few of these little reptiles to live beneath my house. I can promise them a life time supply of ants and I offer a great retirement package.

Thanks for the photo, Jack.

8 comments:

Kelly said...

He kinda looks like the worm on Sesame Street

Raging Wombat said...

What was the name of that guy? Wormy? Squigly?

Amanda said...

Looks like a messed-up ding-a-ling.

Raging Wombat said...

Um, yes, a very messed up one.

Anonymous said...

It's kinda cute, actually. In a weird way.

Raging Wombat said...

If by 'cute in a weird way' you mean 'wormy and snakey', then I agree.

Kelly said...

Sexy. Okay, no, not really. More like repulsive. But oh well.

Anonymous said...

They're very cute. Helpless and easily frightened, also fragile. They will wipe a nasty white gunk on you with their bums if you try to hold them for too long, but I've seen them joyfully raiding ant nests, proudly impervious to pincers or stingers.