Behavior

Because early blindsnakes occur predominantly in areas with relatively low human population densities, the behavior of these small, secretive serpents is very poorly known. In captivity, L. beui behaves similarly to comparably sized typhlopids, exhibiting strong fossorial tendencies and responding to human handling by frantically writhing its body, voiding the contents of its cloaca, and jabbing the sharp terminal spine on the tip of its tail into the skin of its captor. Given their tropical distribution, it is likely that early blindsnakes are active throughout the year. However, like other blindsnakes, they are probably more active at night than during the day.

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