blind worms; WAS: Moles and other Geophyte predators
Sat, 31 Dec 2005 13:23:07 PST

A quick check via a search, using the search phrase "blind 
worm reproduction" reveals considerable info.

Blind worms are indeed snakes and are parthenogenic.  They're in the US 
and elsewhere.

Here's a UK site:…

Jean in Oregon

-----Original Message-----
From: Ernie O'Byrne <>
To: Pacific Bulb Society <>
Sent: Sat, 31 Dec 2005 11:04:52 -0800
Subject: Re: [pbs] REPLY:  Moles and other Geophyte predators

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.

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