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Eastern Indigo Snake

Drymarchon couperi


  • The Southeast United States


  • Swamps and forests


  • Small lizards
  • Frogs
  • Toads
  • Small mammals
  • Birds
  • Other snakes

After hatching, young indigo snakes move to low wetland areas and feed on small lizards, frogs, and toads.

Adults prey upon small mammals, birds, and snakes, with a preference for other snakes. The species is the largest non-venomous snake in the United States.

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