Monday, November 3, 2008

Elliots Shield tail




The day began with a lot of running around... I was off on a safari early in the morning. the moment I returned someone hastened me to a corner of the resort and pointed at a worm like creature kept on a newspaper. A good friend of mine confirmed this to be an Elliots Shield Tail snake. Shield tails are small blind snakes which usually live under the surface of the soil, and have worms and earthworms as food. This snake was like an overgrown and colourful earthworm rather than a snake !!! But after a couple of photos it was decided that the snake has had enough and it should be on it way to safety. So a little handling by me and the snake was off foraging under some bush at a distance... away from all those busy feet that could kill it. What a way to start my day !!!