Humans have badly affected the ecosystem of the forests and the earth with the pace of development. Every day some organism is getting extinct from the planet. Many animals and reptiles living in the woods have either become extinct or are on the verge of extinction. At the same time, many organizations are constantly engaged in saving rare creatures. Meanwhile, a snake that went extinct 60 years ago has been seen again in the Alabama State of America.
The indigo snake is a rare snake species in the forests of Alabama, America, which was believed to be extinct from the earth. But last week, in the Konkuh National Forest, this snake was seen for the second time in 60 years. In a statement, the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources said that we have successfully gotten this snake back home. This Eastern Indigo Snake Appears in Alabama for the Second Time in More Than 60 Years
According to the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, they went extinct in the state due to massive habitat loss in the 1950s. Still, the Forest Department is delighted to have reported their sightings again. Efforts to save their snakes are coming in handy. The exciting discovery results from the Eastern Indigo Project, which was launched in 2006 in Alabama to search for a declining species in its native land. This snake is not venomous, but it eats venomous snakes.
It is counted among the longest snakes in America.
The newly discovered snake is proof that the program is doing its job. From 2010 to 2020, the project released 170 captive eastern indigo snakes in the Konkuh National Forest. The non-venomous eastern indigo snake symbolizes the southern longleaf pine forest. The average length of these snakes is 7 to 9 feet. It is the giant native snake on the American continent. It plays a vital role in maintaining a healthy and balanced ecosystem.
Earlier, this snake was found in many states, but…
The eastern indigo snake plays a vital role in maintaining a healthy and balanced ecosystem. Eastern indigo snakes were previously found in large numbers in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, and Mississippi. But habitat loss caused the species to become largely extinct in Alabama by the 1950s. This had a significant impact on the rest of the species in the ecosystem.
Indigo Snake is slowly increasing the family.
In 2006 a team of Alabama conservationists began a project to reintroduce the eastern Nile snake to the state. Large-scale snakes were caught and started breeding them, then. In 2010 they were released in the Konkuh National Forest. After which now these snakes have started appearing again. Biologist Jim Godwin said that the discovery of this snake is a sign that the snakes that were released are now living like wild snakes and are also raising families. They are slowly succeeding in increasing their clan.