The world’s smallest known snake, the Barbados threadsnake, is native to the Caribbean island Barbados. It is a blind snake, often found under rocks and could easily be mistaken for a worm due to its size.
Adults tend to be about 10cm in length and have been described as being as “thin as spaghetti”. Interestingly, because of the size of this snake, the females can only lay one egg at a time – the egg is large when compared to the size of these snakes, with the hatchling being about half the size of the mother.
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