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Eastern Indigo Snake (Drymarchon corais couperi)
Eastern Indigo Snake
Photograph by Dr. Dan W. Speake, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. License: Public Domain. (view image details)
EASTERN INDIGO SNAKE FACTSDescription
The Eastern Indigo Snake is a large glossy black snake with iridescent blue highlights. The throat and chin are reddish or white. The underside is dull orange and blue gray. Juveniles are black with narrow whitish blue bands.
Average size 150cm -190cm , maximum recorded 262cm
hardwood forests, moist hammocks, pine flatwoods, prairies. It often shelters in gopher tortoise burrows.
eats small mammals, birds, lizards, frogs, turtles, eggs, other snakes
Clutches that average 10-12 eggs are laid in spring. They hatch after about 80 days. Hatchlings are up to 65cm long.
found in Florida and southeast Georgia.
Relatives in same Genus
Texas Indigo Snake (D. corais erebennus)