and I got a chance to poke around in a wildlife preserve where indigos historically occurred. This was the northernmost point where Gopherus occur, and I saw a bunch of burrows and chewed up cacti. There were plenty of A. contortix and Diadophis on the margins for food, but no signs on drymarchon. I spoke with my friends at the Edisto Serpentarium, and they said in 30 years of herping SC, they'd never seen one. They don't belive they occur in the state anymore.
I found interesting to nots that Martof et al didn't bother to mention couperi in their 1980 publication. Does anyone have a date for the last report of a SC couperi?
I took 10 rolls of film this past week, but not one shot of an indigo. Very sad if this animal has been extripated.