World's Smallest Snake Found in Caribbean

I haven't seen any snakes in my year and a half in the Caribbean. That's not to say that they don't exist, it is just that I haven't seen any. Thank goodness for that -- the Lovely One hates snakes.

Recently the world's smallest snake was just discovered in our neighbour to the south -- Barbados. The snake is the Barbados Thread Snake. The scientific name is leptotyphlops carlae and its maximum length is 4.1 inches long.

Apparently the locals knew about this snake, but the scientists didn't. Here in the Bahamas, casino goers see snake eyes all of the time.

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