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Twelve eastern indigo snakes released into wild

Twelve Easter indigo snakes released into wild
Twelve Easter indigo snakes released into wild
Posted at 5:24 PM, Jul 17, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-27 05:49:19-04

FLORIDA (WTXL) - Several Florida based and natural foundations are teaming up for the first release of the threatened Eastern indigo snake in Florida in 30 years.

The 12 young snakes were released Monday into Apalachicola Bluffs and Ravines Preserve.

Organizers say, they'll be monitored as part of a 10 year commitment to indigo re-introduction.

They'll also continue to focus on the establishment of healthy ecosystems through land, water, and wildlife conservation efforts:

The snakes can grow to be 8 to 9 feet long and is the longest snake native to the U.S.