How to Draw an Eastern Indigo Snake

In this quick tutorial you'll learn how to draw an Eastern Indigo Snake in 5 easy steps - great for kids and novice artists.

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Below are the individual steps - you can click on each one for a High Resolution printable PDF version.

At the bottom you can read some interesting facts about the Eastern Indigo Snake.

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How to Draw an Eastern Indigo Snake - Step-by-Step Tutorial

Step 1: Let's draw the body of our snake. Start off with a tube shape - thick at the base of the body and narrow as it curves around to its head.

Step 2: Draw the eye - give our snake a stern appearance with a straight line across the top of its eye. He might like a little unhappy but the eastern indigo snake isn't venomous!

Step 3: Continue with the rest of the snake's body. Draw a half circle to the right of the body. To the left of this half circle draw a straight line with a slant at the end to show how the body curves.

Step 4: He needs a little more length! Draw the donut shape as shown above. Remember to draw that tiny line just under the snake's head to show that there is more tail just out of sight! These animals can grow up to eight feet long!

Step 5: Looking awesome! Finally, draw a twisty and curvy tail under the snake.

Interesting Facts about Eastern Indigo Snakes

Eastern Indigo Snakes are glossy black snakes that live on the eastern coast of the United States. A male Eastern Indigo measures to about 7 feet long. The female is 6 feet long. This is unusual in snakes, normally a female is bigger. Eastern Indigo Snakes are found in glades, meadows, cane fields, and stream beds. They also like sandy conditions and are quite common in the state of Florida. Although they have lost habitat they’re considered endangered in Florida and Georgia. Eastern Indigo Snakes like to eat small animals like mice, birds, toads, and eggs.

Did you know?

  • Female Eastern Indigo Snakes lay 5 to 6 eggs at a time.
  • It is such a violent eater, that pet owners of the Eastern Indigo offer it dead prey so it doesn’t hurt itself while eating.
  • Eastern Indigo Snakes are not poisonous.
  • Often an Eastern Indigo Snake lives with a Gopher Tortoise.
  • They will sometimes feed the tortoise to their young.

Lesson Plan Note: Florida is unique part of the United States. Eastern Indigo Snakes can be part of a study of the region. The study of Florida can also include a glance at each individual state.