Full Name: Fornasini’s Blind Snake (Afrotyphlops fornasinii)
Other Names: fornasini se blindeslang
Previously known as: Fornasini’s Beaked Blind Snake
A uniform grey to dark brown or blackish snake that may have irregular yellow blotches, especially on the throat and anal region. It is a small snake averaging around 15 cm with a maximum of 18 cm. This snake inhabits coastal forest and moist savanna in northern Zululand, Mozambique and south-eastern Zimbabwe. Little is known about its biology but it is common in alluvial sand where it may be found burrowed amongst leaf litter.
The harmless Blind Beaked Snakes may be confused with the venomous Stiletto Snake.