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TEXAS INDIGO SNAKE
Drymarchon melanurus erebennus

Texas Indigo Snake - Drymarchon melanurus erebennus
Juvenile Drymarchon melanurus erebennus from Uvalde Co.,Tx.
                                                                     Photo by Michael Price
Texas Indigo Snake - Drymarchon melanurus erebennus
Drymarchon melanurus erebennus  from Zavala, County,  Texas                                                                      Photo by Jason Penney

Texas Indigo Snake - Drymarchon melanurus erebennus
Drymarchon melanurus erebennus from Kenedy County,  Texas
                                                                     Photo by Todd Hughes

Distribution:  In our region, this species occurs throughout south Texas, southward from Del Rio, San Antonio, and Victoria.

Legal Status:  The Indigo Snake is listed as a Threatened Species by the State of Texas.



Texas Indigo Snake - Drymarchon melanurus erebennus
Drymarchon melanurus erebennus from Cameron County, Texas
                                                                     Photo by John Williams

Texas Indigo Snake - Drymarchon melanurus erebennus
Young male  Drymarchon melanurus erebennus  from  Cameron
County, Texas                                      Photo by August 'Gus' Rentfro

Range of Drymarchon melanurus erebennus
Range  of  Drymarchon  melanurus  erebennus  in   south  Texas
                                                                Map by Tom Lott, SWCHR
Texas Indigo Snake - Drymarchon melanurus erebennus
Drymarchon melanurus erebennus  from Zavala, County,  Texas                                                                      Photo by Jason Penney

Two Texas Indigo Snakes - Drymarchon melanurus erebennus engaged in a ritual male combat dance
Two Drymarchon melanurus erebennus  from  Hidalgo, County,
Texas engaged in a male combat dance     Photo by Ayissa Sandoval





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