My pair of Eastern Indigos enjoyed a nice stroll this evening. Absolutely love the beauty and intelligence of Drymarchon couperi.
Beautiful animals, once again I’m jealous!
I love this species, hopefully someday I’ll be able to keep them (when I have the space).
Such awesome animals and great photos showing their beauty.
These are on my dream list of larger colubrids along with the False water cobra. Aside from the FWC and Drymarchon beauts like these I think I’ll stick to snaller colubrids. Corns, milks, Pituophis species, hoggies etc kinda snakes.
Colubrids are by far my favorite family of snakes. There’s so much variation, and I love the active, curious nature of most Colubrid species. Honorable mention to the family Lamprohiidae since they resemble Colubrids in almost every way except in taxonomic classification. I keep a few Python and Boa species, but Colubrids will always be my number one.
I will check out this other snake fam you mentioned. I’m not interested in pythons and boas for the most part aside from a scientific perspective and I cannot really ever have hots so it will be nice to be able to maybe consider something outside the Colubridae.
So many nice active and friendly serpents in Colubridae. I hope your Eastern Indigo’s enjoyed their lil adventure.
Beautiful, hope to get one of those in the future. Are they decent for handling or just for looks? Are they good eaters?
Most are very handleable, especially as they mature into adults. They do have an intense feeding response which is important to be aware of because these are very large-bodied, powerful snakes. There are a lot of factors involved when keeping Drymarchon, particularly Eastern Indigos which will require a permit issued by USFWS for interstate commerce (if you are purchasing from a breeder outside of your state). I would suggest doing a lot of research on this genus before delving into them because they are truly unlike any other snake. They are incredibly rewarding to keep but there are a few important things you need to understand about them in order to appreciate keeping them.
Thank you! I’ll look more into it but probably won’t get a pair until I am finished with my hognose project, which I hope to be done in 3-4 years.
I’m jealous of just one… But a pair? Swooning!
I’ve been biding my time to get D. couperi, for about 22 years now. I think next year is the year. I’ll be applying for permits very soon, because I’m pretty sure nobody has them in Idaho, yet.
I think they are the pinnacle. For me, they are the ultimate colubrid.