In a counter-intuitive finding these snakes have been found, in certain specific ecosystems to not suffer any apparent detriment despite having lost eyes to attacks from Silver Gulls ( Larus novaehollandiae ).
- Bonnet, X., Bradshaw, D., Shine, R., & Pearson, D. (1999). Why do snakes have eyes? The (non-)effect of blindness in island tiger snakes ( Notechis scutatus ). Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 46(4), 267-272. doi:10.1007/s002650050619
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