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What Snake Do Other Snakes Fear?

In America, it would be the Eastern Indigo snake. Loves to eat rattlesnakes and is immune to their venom. Eats lots of things but loves rattlesnakes most of all. And copperheads. But most snakes are fair game.

The Indigo is a big boy. The largest snake is native to N. America. Males can reach 8.5 feet and weigh up to 11 pounds.

Indigo snakes were extirpated from Alabama. Indigo snakes are a major predator of venomous snakes, and copperhead populations skyrocketed in Alabama since indigo snakes disappeared there. The Orianne Society has a captive breeding program. Two years ago, they began releasing indigo snakes in the Conecuh National Forest in Covington County, Alabama. Eventually, this may help reduce copperhead populations.

They rarely bite humans, even wild specimens, and are a favorite with strippers and other performers to use in their acts.

Source:Greg Long

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