Wild Caribbean: The Caribbean’s Most Unusual Animals

12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5/4 3 2 1
April 22, 2014

10. Barbados threadsnake (Barbados)


The world’s smallest snake is Bajanโ€”who knew? The spaghetti-like Barbados threadsnake is so smallย it’s often mistaken for a wormโ€”the largest specimen ever recorded was only four inches long. Notably, the female is known to lay one massive egg relative to her own size. Only “discovered” by science a few years ago, not much is known about the ecology, abundance, or distribution of this species. But with all of Barbados’ original forest now depleted, it likely faces a battle for survival, and is only found in a small pocket on the island’s eastern side.