This Blind Salamander is the Cutest, Creepiest Creature You Will See Today (Video)

October 2, 2016 Updated: October 4, 2016

There’s a unique species of aquatic animal that appears eyeless and is believed to live in one specific area in the world. It is the Texas blind salamander, a translucent creature of about three to five inches in length, whose existence was first recorded in the 1890s.

According to the National Wildlife Federation, the amphibian’s only known habitat is the “water-filled caves fed by the Edwards Aquifer in Hays County, Texas.” Even though the salamander is blind, it is an active predator, hunting shrimp and snails by sensing their movement through the water.

The rare animal was placed on the Endangered List in 1967 due to pollution and other threats to its habitat.