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RE: why do people think the indigo and cribo

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Posted by: tbrophy at Sun Jul 21 23:42:48 2013  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by tbrophy ]  
   

The use of the term apex predator refers to the ecology of this snake. Within its habitat, it is an apex predator. It preys on anything smaller than it is. And eats it. Within its range there are a few other vertebrates that could eat indigos, such as alligators, or wild pigs (released domestic hogs) that likely eat the occasional indigo, but not many. Florida panthers are nearly extinct, but they likely used to eat a few. Indigos are at or near the top of the food chain, hence they are considered apex predators. They will eat any snake they can fit into their mouths, including eastern diamondbacks, cottonmouths, canebrake rattlesnakes.


   

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