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Southern Black Racer Snake

Coluber constrictor

Description:

Eastern Indigo Snake killing and eating a Common Garter Snake (Thamnophis sirtalis)

1 Species ID Suggestions

AshleyT
AshleyT 7 years ago
Black Racer
Coluber constrictor Coluber constrictor


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6 Comments

AshleyT
AshleyT 7 years ago

The average is 4-5 ft, but they can get up to 6 ft if plenty of food is available.

James McNair
James McNair 7 years ago

Do Black Racers get that long? I see them in my yard a lot and they are less than half that length

James McNair
James McNair 7 years ago

I only based it off of an ID by a local nature ranger who stated it was an Indigo

JeffreyDuby
JeffreyDuby 7 years ago

Southern Black Racer ahhhhhh

AshleyT
AshleyT 7 years ago

And moved to reptiles for you :)

AshleyT
AshleyT 7 years ago

The white chin on this snake prevents it from being an Indigo. Also, Indigos have shiny scales and Racers have more matte scales. Racers are also known to eat other snakes. Neat find either way!

James McNair
Spotted by
James McNair

Cocoa, Florida, USA

Spotted on Jan 27, 2014
Submitted on Jan 27, 2014

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