Eastern Indigo Snake

Drymarchon Corais Couperi

Scientific Name

Eastern Indigo Snake:  
Drymarchon Corais Couperi

Distribution and Habitat

Geographic Range

Eastern indigo snake inhabits one of the largest ranges compared to that of any other North American Snake.

Natural Habitat

The Eastern indigo snake’s habitat is dependent on the region of which it inhabits and abundance of available food sources.

Physical Characteristics

  • Being one of the largest snakes indigenous to North America, the Eastern indigo snake can reach upwards of 8 ft in length and are usually a blueish/black color with a reddish tint under and around their chin.

Quick Facts

  1. Eastern indigo snakes are virtually imune to rattlesnake venom.


Amphibian and Reptile Center

Conservation Status

Least Concern: The Eastern Indigo Snake is common or abundant and is likely to survive in the wild.

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This species will consume any prey that it can overpower.