indigo snake


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indigo snake

n.
Any of several bluish-black nonvenomous snakes of the genus Drymarchon found from the southern United States to northern South America.
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indigo snake

n
(Animals) a dark-blue nonvenomous North American colubrid snake, Drymarchon corais couperi
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in′digo snake′


n.
a large, harmless, shiny blue-black New World snake, Drymarchon corais.
Also called gopher snake.
[1880–85]
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Noun1.indigo snake - large dark-blue nonvenomous snake that invades burrowsindigo snake - large dark-blue nonvenomous snake that invades burrows; found in southern North America and Mexico
colubrid, colubrid snake - mostly harmless temperate-to-tropical terrestrial or arboreal or aquatic snakes
Drymarchon corais couperi, eastern indigo snake - a variety of indigo snake
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Trandahl said this ecosystem possesses tremendous biodiversity, providing habitat for wildlife such as the threatened or near-threatened gopher tortoise, indigo snake and Bachman's sparrow, as well as important game species such as northern bobwhite quail, wild turkey and white-tailed deer.
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Listed species such as the endangered reticulated flatwoods salamander (Ambystoma bishopi), Mississippi gopher frog (Rana capito), and eastern indigo snake (Drymarchon corais couperi), as well as keystone species like the gopher tortoise, depend on this ecosystem.
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Even protected species like the Florida gopher tortoise and the Indigo snake have quickly disappeared from the terrain and no official has stepped in to enforce their protection or question their rapid disappearance.
Debbie Needle, a storyteller at the Birmingham Nature Centre in Pershore Road, rehearses her next tale with Tex, a Texan indigo snake. The centre hold story times for under fives on the first Wednesday of every month.
In addition, predator species such as the Texas indigo snake need a healthy population of rodents, which in turn thrive wherever insect populations are high.