Are you sure that it is actually a snake? I would like to know more. Does it have scales. It is the first I have heard of a parthenogenic reptile. Not to say that it doesn't exist, just that I am surprised to have not heard of it before, being an amateur herpetologist in my early years. Ernie O'Byrne Northwest Garden Nursery 86813 Central Road Eugene, ORegon 97402 USA USDA Z. 7B -----Original Message----- From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]On Behalf Of Gary Sent: Saturday, December 31, 2005 10:46 AM To: Pacific Bulb Society Subject: Re: [pbs] REPLY: Moles and other Geophyte predators <SNIP> Gary in Hilo, HI, where we do not have gophers or moles but do have a snake called locally the blind worm. It lives mostly underground, is parthenogenic (there are no males), gets about 6"/15cm long, and eats termites, ants, and other arthropods. I find them in my compost piles usually. They are wonderful!