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TEXAS INDIGO SNAKE. DESCRIPTION. -may reach up to 8.5 feet long -weight 5.5 pounds -shiny and some what translucent with/brown-black coloration -underside is cloudy orange-blue-gray -eyes patterened with black or brown lines. HABIT/SOCIAL BEHAVIOR. -CAN BE FOUND IN SEMI-ARID AREAS

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DESCRIPTION

-may reach up to 8.5 feet long

-weight 5.5 pounds

-shiny and some what translucent with/brown-black

coloration

-underside is cloudy orange-blue-gray

-eyes patterened with black or brown lines


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HABIT/SOCIAL BEHAVIOR

-CAN BE FOUND IN SEMI-ARID AREAS

(SOUTHERN TEXAS)

-TO SHED THEIR SKINS SEEK UNDERGROUND WHERE

HUMIDITY IS HIGHER THANAT SURFACE

-WHEN THREATENED WILL HISS LOUDLY,WHIRL

TIP OF TAIL,SWELLING OF NEC


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EATING HABITS

-FORGE FOR FOOD DURING THE DAY

-FEEDS ON SMALL PRAY SUCH AS RATS,BIRDS,

LIZARDS,TURTLES,OTHER SNAKES


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REPRODUCTIVE HABITS

-HAVE QUITE AGGRESSIVE MATING BEHAVIORWHICH

MAY INVOLVE BITING FROM BOTH MATES

-LAY ABOUT 10 TO12 EGGS IN EARLY APRIL

-AFTER ABOUT 70 TO 85 DAYS YOUNG WILL HATCH,

WILL BE 18 TO 26 INTCHS IN LENGTH


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REFERENCES

DRY MARCHON CORAIS EREBENNUS

http://vygotsky.sfasu.edu/zoo/INDIGO.html


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