The Indigo Snake may be our coolest snake. Oh sure, there are beautiful pattern snakes like the diamondback, corn snake, coral, and scarlet king, but for all 'round "cool" factor, I vote for the indigo.
We are lucky to have Indigos on our property...mainly because we are lucky to have gopher tortoises. The indigo is one of those co-habitors of the gopher burrow.
So why is the indigo so "cool"?
First, there are few things sleeker than a freshly molted indigo with it's blue-black crow coloration and it's slender, yet not skinny body.
Second, they are the most nonaggressive of snakes. They just don't bite in my experience. Legal Note: Indigo's are a federally protected species and you are not allowed to mess with 'em. The indigos on my property are also protected by me...occasionally, I have had reason to rescue them from bad situations and I may have, could have, possibly handled them.
Third, they prey on other snakes, even our large powerfully toxic diamondback rattlesnakes. I don't hate rattlers, but you have to respect a snake that can "outsnake" a rattlesnake.They are the "nice guys" of the snake world...and the coolest North American snake.