Mexican Redtail Indigo
Mexican Redtail Indigos, or Drymarchon melanurus rubidus, inhabit much of the west coast of Mexico. They are very similar to Eastern Indigos in appearance, although there is variation throughout their vast range. Rubidus are generally black with a white chin and throat and can reach lengths of over eight feet! They are generally very docile and very handleable.
We have been working with rubidus for over a decade and one of the largest, most genetically diverse breeding groups in the world. Our stock is completely unrelated to any other rubidus the the US, and is noticeably different any other rubidus in the US pet trade. One of the distinguishing characteristics of our lines of rubidus is the white on the chin and belly. Our snakes tend to demonstrate a cleaner white that extends further up the sides and down the body than most other rubidus.
Rubidus are every bit as impressive as the more well known Eastern Indigo, but are not federally protected. They can be imported/exported and shipped across state lines without permits!