The indigo snake (Drymarchon couperi) is the longest snake that is native to the US and can be up to seven feet long. The indigo snake can be found throughout the state of Florida. The indigo snake is considered to be “federally threatened” and is therefore granted “protected” status. They are identifiable by their blackish-blueish hue. While most species on the “federally protected” list have regulation ensuring that they are mitigated, the indigo snake is far less regulated by comparison. The United States Fish & Wildlife Service is the federal entity that regulates wildlife mitigation. According to the USFWS. There is no particular survey protocol if indigo snakes are found on property slated for development.
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