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Eastern Indigo Snake: Drymarchon couperi

Appearance:

The eastern indigo snake can grow to over 8 feet in length.  Indigo snakes are shiny blue-black, but the chin, cheeks, and throat may be red or rusty brown colored.  However, some indigo snakes lack the reddish coloration and have white, brown, or even black chins.

Habitat:

Eastern indigo snakes can be found in almost any habitat in Florida.

Behavior:

They are nonvenomous and state and federally protected as a threatened species.

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FWC Facts:
Adult white-tailed deer in Florida average 125 lbs. for bucks, 95 lbs. for does. The Key deer subspecies is noticeably smaller, averaging just 27 in. tall and 55-70 lbs.

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