Wednesday, May 18, 2011

BLIND SNAKE FAMILY: Connect to the Deep Ancestors

Often mistaken for Worms, Blind Snakes (Scolecophidia) are classified separately from the more advanced Snakes (Alethinophidia).  This is because many scientists consider Them to be more primitive than Boas and Pythons.  In addition, Blind Snakes’ pelvic girdles and small leg spurs hark back to early Snakes.  These relatively unknown and poorly understood Snakes comprise about ten percent of the world’s Snake population.  Because of their small size and secretive lives, Blind Snakes are often overlooked by most people.     
The Blind Snake Family includes Early Blind Snakes (Anomalepididae), Thread Snakes (Leptotyphlopidae) and Worm Snakes (Typhlopidae).  Early Blind Snakes are found in Central and South America.  Using their enlarged rostral scale, They excavate the soil looking for tasty Termites.  Living secretive lives, these burrowing Snakes usually reside in the nests of Ants. Found worldwide, Worm Snakes are more well-known to people.  The largest of the Blind Snakes is a Worm Snake - Schlegel’s Beaked Blind Snake of Africa.  He is named that because the rostral scale on his snout protrudes out like a bird’s beak.  Also, Brahminy Blind Snake has been introduced worldwide to greenhouses via flowerpots, and thereby earning Her the name “Flowerpot Snake”.
            Meanwhile, Thread Snakes often live in Ant and Termite hills.  By emitting the same pheromones as Ants, these Snakes have successfully adapted to life amongst these Insects.  As They munch on Ants, Thread Snakes are not usually attacked by any of the defending Insects.
            Like Deep Ancestors, Blind Snakes are not readily known.  However, through Blind Snakes, you can reach back through the mists of time to your Deep Ancestors.  Let Blind Snakes show you the attentiveness needed to find the Deep Ancestors.  Allow these secretive Snakes to connect you with the Deep Ancestors.

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