The brahminy blind snake, or “flowerpot snake” (Ramphotyphlops braminus), is a species of small burrowing snake originating from Africa and Asia, which feeds on the eggs and larval stages of ants and termites. Adults grow to around 16cm long (6.2″), making them one of the smallest known snakes. They’re so tiny that many people mistake them for worms!
The species has been accidentally introduced to many other parts of the world in potting soil – hence the “flowerpot” common name.
It’s also the only snake known to reproduce asexually – all individuals are genetically female and produce identical clones of themselves as offspring.