The Blind Snakes (Genus: Ramphotyphlops) of Australia are unlike other
snakes in appearance having worm-like bodies of even thickness from
the head to tail tip. Their eyes are not obvious and are present as
small dark spots under semi-transparent scales. While they are called
blind snakes, this is not entirely true. It is believed that they have
blurred vision, and can definitely distinguish light from dark. Most
people encounter blind snakes while digging in their gardens, and many
come to grief in back yard swimming pools.