Oh my gosh! Another predator!
It's Indio the Indigo Snake! He's the largest snake
in the Scrub, sometimes surpassing 8 feet in length!
He's non-venomous, like most of the snakes out here,
and like Hernan the Horned Lizard, he's protected
in Texas. It's illegal to hurt him! And he eats
almost any kind of animal! Fish, frogs, lizards,
turtles, birds, mammals, even other snakes! In fact,
Indio is extremely resistant to rattlesnake venom
and will eat rattlesnakes with little hesitation!
That's why he's great for humans to have around!
But not packrats! Gotta move....