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WEC242: Burmese Pythons in South Florida: Scientific Support for Invasive Species Management

Figure 5. The indigo snake (Drymarchon couperi) can grow to over 2.4 m (8 ft.). Its large iridescent black scales appear bluish in certain light. The indigo is harmless to humans and is classified as a threatened species due to overcollecting and habitat destruction.

Credit: Mike Rochford, University of Florida