REPLY: Moles and other Geophyte predators

Ernie O'Byrne
Sat, 31 Dec 2005 11:04:52 PST
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

-----Original Message-----
[]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


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!

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