Eastern Indigo Snake
|Scientific Name:||Drymarchon corais couperi|
|Length:||60-74" (record 103 1/2")|
Rodents and other small mammals, other snakes (including venomous ones), lizards, birds and fish.Range/Habitat:
Florida and southeast Georgia in a variety of habitats; prefers sandy scrub, pinewoods, orange groves and tropical hammocks.Conservation status: THREATENED
The indigo is listed as threatened, primarily due to loss of habitat and habitat fragmentation, automobiles and, because of its gentle demeanor, the pet trade.Special characteristics:
The shiny blue-black indigo is the longest snake species in the U.S.