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Title: Species profile : Eastern indigo snake (Drymarchon corais couperi) on military installations in the Southeastern United States
Authors: Nature Conservancy (U.S.). Southeast Regional Office.
Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (U.S.)
Hallam, Charlotte O.
Wheaton, Kimberly.
Fischer, Richard A. (Richard Alvin), 1964-
Keywords: DoD installations
Indigo snake
Species profile
Plant communities
Threatened and Endangered species
Environmental management
Publisher: Environmental Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Description: Technical Report
Abstract: The eastern indigo snake (Drymarchon corais couperi) is an uncommon, large-bodied snake occurring in the southeastern United States, primarily in southern Alabama and Georgia and most of Florida. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service listed the species as Federally threatened in 1979. The species is most often found in xeric, sandhill habitats with well-drained sandy soils, but may occasionally be found in pine flatwoods, wet prairies, and mangrove. They often are found in the burrows of gopher tortoises (Gopherus polyphemus). Indigo snakes have been documented on several military installations in the Southeast. This document is one of a series of Species Profiles being developed for threatened, endangered, and sensitive species inhabiting southeastern United States plant communities. The work is being conducted as part of the Department of Defense (DoD) Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP). The report is designed to supplement information provided in plant community management reports for major United States plant communities found on military installations. Information provided on the eastern indigo snake includes status, life history and ecology, habitat requirements, impacts and cause of decline, management and protection, and inventory and monitoring.
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