Top 10 Smallest Snakes in the World

There are many such creatures in this planet, which have a huge difference in the size of different species. Despite being of the same species, some are of the size of demons and some are of the size of insects. Same is the case with snakes as well.

Apart from dangerous snakes of large size like Anaconda and python, there are many such small snakes, after seeing which you will not be able to believe that such a small snake can also be there. So let us tell you about the 10 smallest snakes in the world, seeing which you will press your fingers under your teeth.

List of smallest snakes in the world


01. Barbados Thread Snake

Top 10 Smallest Snakes in the World

The Barbados thread snake is the smallest snake species in the world, measuring only 4 inches in length. As their name suggests, these snakes are mostly found in Barbados. In addition, they are also found in some areas of Barbuda and Antigua.

Barbadosthread snake feeds on the larvae of ants and termites which are found under rocks. An interesting thing related to these is that the female snake lays only one egg at a time and when a baby snake is born from the egg, it is about half the size of its mother.

Although herpetologists believe that according to the conservation status, Barbadosthread Snake comes in the list of critically endangered species.


02. Brahminy Blind Snake

Top 10 Smallest Snakes in the World

If we talk about the smallest snake in the world of snakes, then the name of Brahminy blind snake definitely comes because the size of these snakes is about 2 inches. Although some of these snakes grow up to 6 inches. Basically these snakes are found in Asia and Africa, but they have also been seen in other places.

Actually, this happens due to the transportation of flower pots from one place to another. For this reason it is also nicknamed “Flowerpot snake”. The amazing thing is that it is difficult to tell by looking at them in general, on which side their head and tail are. You may have to use a magnifying glass for this.

Brahminy blind snakes are mostly dark greys, silvers, yellows, purples and Alpino colours. These snacks usually feed on ants and termites along with their eggs and larvae.


03. Variegated Snail-eater

Top 10 Smallest Snakes in the World

Now let us tell you about a snake that likes to roam in the night time and sleep in the dry branches of trees during the day, although the “Variegated Snail-eater” is small in size, but the way of hunting them is very unique. In search of their prey, they climb trees up to 9 feet high.

What’s even more amazing is that the Variegated Snail-eater, despite being small in size, swallows slugs and snails. Actually these snakes are found in the Amazon forests which are 3 to 4 inches long. Although the size of their head is large. The eyes are large and there is a pattern of black and gray color all over their body.

It is said that apart from the Amazon, other snakes of their species are also found in Trinidad and Tobago.


04. Flat-headed Snake

Top 10 Smallest Snakes in the World

It is considered to be the smallest snake out of all the snakes found in a US state of Missouri. Not only in Missouri, but they are also found in Illinois, Oklahoma, Kansas, Arkansas and Mexico?

The Flat-headed snake is a species of small snake that looks like an earthworm. Even they are so small that if you pick them up in your hands, they will remain wrapped in your fingers. If we talk about the size, then they can grow up to about 7 to 8 inches. On the other hand, if we talk about their color, then they are of grayes or reddish brown color, while their belly is of pink color.

Sometimes the color of their head is black. Flat-headed snakes are mostly seen in the summer time, which can be seen in the sandy soil, while their building time comes in the spring. During this, the female snake lays only one egg. If we talk about their food, then these small snakes make insects and their larvae their food.


05. Thread Snake

Top 10 Smallest Snakes in the World

Thread snake is considered one of the small snakes in the world. They are found in southern Africa and grow to a length of about 10 inches. Because of its size, it takes a lot of effort to identify them. At the same time, seeing with open eyes it is difficult to tell which side their head is on and which side is the tail. Its head and tail can be detected only when it moves.

However, Thread snake prefers to stay under soil and stones which come out only after heavy rains. They stay alive by eating termite and termite eggs in food. This is the reason why these snakes are also seen around termite nests.

The body color of Thread snake is dark and shiny. Although they are not poisonous but people are very confused between ‘borrowing snake’ and this snake. The color form of these two snakes is very similar. The only difference is that ‘borrowing snake’ is very poisonous.


06. Lined Snake

Top 10 Smallest Snakes in the World

Now let us introduce you to another small snake. Lined snakes range in size from about 8.6 to 15 inches long and are found in the Great Plains of Illinois, USA. A total of four species of these snakes are found, including the Central Lined Snake, the Northern Lined Snake, the Martin Lined Snake and the Texas Lined Snake.

Actually Lined snakes are also found in the wood and around the houses. If we talk about their reproduction, then the female snake can give birth to one 2 to 12 snakes, which mostly happens in the month of August. The special thing is that they do not get parental care since birth. That is, they are capable of surviving from the time of birth.


07. Shorthead Garter Snake

Top 10 Smallest Snakes in the World

Species of shorthead garter snakes are found in North and Central America. They are kept in the list of smallest snakes in the world. If we talk about their size, then they are about 10 inches long. These snakes are found only in Mainly, New York and Pennsylvania.

In fact, people also keep shortheaded garter snakes as small pet snakes in their homes. The special thing is that they do their work by eating earthworms in the forest, but as a pet they are given to eat small amphibians, fish and litchi. Another special thing is that even after touching them, they hesitate to bite.


08. Ringneck Snake

Top 10 Smallest Snakes in the World

There are many species of snakes found in the world. The special thing is that these snakes are recognized because of their colour, size and behavior. Even their names are kept on this basis. Now just look at this snake. Its name is Ringneck snake as its name suggests that there is a ring on their neck which separates them from other snakes.

On the other hand, if we talk about the size of Ringneck snake, then they are about 10 to 12 inches. It is said that there are about 14 species of them, which are found from Canada to Central Mexico.

Actually, there are rings of yellow, red and orange color on the neck of Ringneck snake. On the other hand, most snakes are olive, green, blue gray and charcoal in color. Although these snakes are venomous, so flirting with them is not a good thing.


09. Ribbon Snake

Top 10 Smallest Snakes in the World

The next name in this list of small snakes is Ribbon snake, this small snake is quite popular in North America, which is very much liked for making pets. There is nothing to be afraid of because they fall under the category of non-venomous.

If we talk about the size of Ribbon snake, then initially they are about 10 to 16 inches, which prey on salamanders, earthworms and small frogs. Actually, they are the native snake species of North and East America. This is the reason why people here want to keep them in their homes with passion.


10. Smooth Green Snake

Top 10 Smallest Snakes in the World

If you think only about snakes that they are dangerous and poisonous, then you must definitely meet Smooth green snake. Actually reptiles lovers like this snake very much. Many people around the world keep it like a pet in their homes.

If we talk about the size of small green snake, then it is about 12 to 14 inches. At the same time, their body is of green color which is quite attractive. But the special thing is that Smooth green snake are non-venomous, due to which people like them.

However, to see this snake, you will have to travel to the US, Northern Mexico and Canada, because this snake is found in these countries.

So these were the Top 10 smallest snakes in the world and some amazing facts related to them. If you have seen any of these snakes then do share your experience with us.


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