Eastern Indigo Snake

Eastern Indigo Snake

Eastern indigo snakes are the largest native non-venomous snake in the United States. Rather than relying on constriction to disable their wide variety of prey items, they simply overpower their prey 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 fragmented by agricultural and logging practices.

Drymarchon couperi


North America [VIEW MAP]

Scrublands, Woodlands

Since these snakes are being reared for a conservation program in our behind-the-scenes Conservation Breeding Center, they may not currently be seen by guests.

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