Blindsnake Dinner Etiquette: Decapitate First, Then Swallow

I have been living in Hawaii for six years now, and I have once, and only once, caught a glimpse of the snakes that call these islands home.

Yes, you read that right: there are snakes in Hawaii. Technically, there are two species that can be found here, but the yellow-bellied sea snake is so rare it almost doesn’t count. The other — the brahminy blindsnake — is actually quite common, though it’s easy to understand why it’s often overlooked: these small, black creatures only grow to be abo

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