indigo snake


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

Examples of indigo snake in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The eastern indigo snake was found in Alabama for the second time in more than 60 years. Julia Musto, Fox News, 22 Mar. 2022 So in 2006, a team of Alabama conservationists launched a project to reintroduce the Eastern indigo snake to the state. Zoe Sottile, CNN, 20 Mar. 2022 The eastern indigo snake is the longest snake native to North America, growing to over 8 feet long. Tiffini Theisen,, 26 May 2021 Biologists say the discovery of a juvenile indigo snake in Alabama is proof that those reintroduction efforts are working and that the species could find a permanent home in Alabama once again. Dennis Pillion |, al, 31 Dec. 2020 The eastern indigo snake used to rule Alabama’s longleaf pine forests as the apex predator, reaching lengths of up to nine feet, and feeding on copperheads and rattlesnakes. Dennis Pillion |, al, 31 Dec. 2020 The forests are home to a number of Alabama’s endangered or threatened species, including the red-cockaded woodpecker and the eastern indigo snake. Dennis Pillion |, al, 25 Sep. 2020 The good-guy snakes include but aren’t limited to the eastern hognose snake, Texas brown snake, Texas rat snake, rough green snake, garter snake, milk snake, bullsnake, kingsnake, indigo snake, black racer, water snake, blind snake and coachwhip. Howard Garrett, Dallas News, 8 June 2020 The last eastern indigo snake from a native Alabama population was caught in 1954. Dennis Pillion |, al, 30 Oct. 2019 See More

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First Known Use of indigo snake

circa 1885, in the meaning defined above

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3 Apr 2022

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“Indigo snake.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 May. 2022.

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