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Scientific Classification

Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Reptilia
Order:Squamata
Family:Colubridae
Genus:Drymarchon
Genus species:Drymarchon corias couperi

Animal Characteristics

Head-Body Length:up to 2.3 m
Identification:Adult eastern indigo snakes are blue-black or brown in color, and the juveniles have washed-out crossbars.
Habitat:Scrub and pine flatwoods
Diet:Carnivore: birds, young turtles, frogs, snakes (including rattlesnakes)
Reproduction:This is an egg-laying species, with clutches having 8-12 eggs.
Behavior:This is a relatively good-natured species.
Status:Threatened: human exploitation, habitat loss
Interesting Facts:This is the largest nonpoisonous snake found in North America.

Other Information

Geographic:Southeastern North America Date:1967-03 Subjects:herptile
Eastern indigo snake
snake
reptile
Indigo snakes
Colubridae
Snakes
Squamata
Reptiles
Vertebrates
Chordata