Eastern Indigo Snake

Eastern Indigo Snake

Eastern indigo snakes are the largest non-venomous snakes in their region. Rather than relying on constriction to disable their wide variety of prey items, they simply overpower their pretty with their muscular jaws and swallow it whole. Their conservation status is of concern because their preferred habitat, the longleaf pine forest, has been heavily destroyed and fragmented by agricultural and logging practices.

Drymarchon couperi


North America [VIEW MAP]

Scrublands, Woodlands

The species may be seen along with other examples of our program animal ambassadors in habitats viewable along the exterior of the Wieland Wildlife Home.

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