Eastern Indigo Snake
Named for its deep blue color, the indigo snake is the largest native snake in North America, reaching lengths of 8 feet. This federally-threatened snake is one of many species who seeks shelter in gopher tortoise burrows. Its diet includes small mammals, reptiles, eggs and even small alligators! They prefer to live in pine flatwoods, hardwood forests and areas near cypress swamps. Male indigo snakes can have an extremely large range of as much as 3825 acres.