indigo snake

noun

Definition of indigo snake

: a very large blue-black or brownish colubrid snake (genus Drymarchon and especially D. corais) of the southeastern U.S. and Texas to Argentina

called also gopher snake

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Texas Parks and Wildlife Texas indigo snakes are nonvenomous and are actually immune to rattlesnake venom, according to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. Matthew Martinez, star-telegram, "When a 6-foot snake slithered out of his toilet, dad knocked son over running away, he says," 12 June 2018 Texas indigo snakes regularly feed on smaller, venomous snakes. Matthew Martinez, star-telegram, "When a 6-foot snake slithered out of his toilet, dad knocked son over running away, he says," 12 June 2018 Texas tortoises, indigo snake, Texas horned lizards – are found few other places. Shannon Tompkins, Houston Chronicle, "Behold the untamed splendor of South Texas," 4 May 2018 Others, including imperiled Eastern indigo snakes and burrowing owls, rely on tortoise accommodations to escape fire, cold and predation. Kevin Spear, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Wekiva Parkway gopher tortoises face rough road," 27 Feb. 2018

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circa 1885, in the meaning defined above

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