The average Eastern Indigo will reach a maximum length 6 to 8 feet at
maturity, though individuals as large as 9 feet have been documented.
Most Eastern Indigos appear to be black snakes, though in the light their
scales are very dark blue, which may account for their common name. They also
have small amounts of coloration on the sides of their heads and on their chin.
These markings are usually red or cream. Some may also have red on their bellies.
Some individuals may also have browner coloration than others throughout.
In the wild the Eastern Indigo Snake feeds on a variety of prey including
other snakes including venomous snakes and even other Indigos! Other prey items
in the wild include birds, small mammals and reptiles.
Indigo Snake is the longest non-venomous snake, and
the largest colubrid in North America. Even though they
are large in size, the Eastern Indigo Snake is relatively
non-aggressive and are quite popular in the pet trade.
It is usually a very docile snake and some people refer
to them as Lap Snakes since many of them seem very content
to just lie where they are put. The Eastern Indigo Snake
seems to tolerate people quite well, especially with
frequent handling. The Easten Indigo Snake is a strong
snake with heavy bodies and may not be suitable for
every snake hobbyist. Other names that are common for
the Eastern Indigo Snake is Blue Bull Snake, Couper's
Snake, American Corais Snake, Georgia Snake and the
Blue Gopher Snake. The average lifespan of the Eastern
Indigo is about 17 years.