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Southern Black Racer

Coluber constrictor priapus


Coluber constrictor priapus, commonly known as the southern black racer, is one of the more common subspecies of nonvenomous Coluber constrictor snakes in the Southeastern United States. The name priapus refers to the proximal spines of the hemipenes being much enlarged into basal hooks, which is characteristic of this subspecies.[1] These snakes are quite active during the day, which increases the chance of sightings. They will eat almost any animal they can overpower, including, rodents, frogs, toads, and lizards


Brush on Weedon Island Preserve

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pennymomof2 7 years ago

Thank you NeilDazet!

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St. Petersburg, Florida, USA

Lat: 27.76, Long: -82.64

Spotted on Oct 14, 2012
Submitted on Oct 14, 2012

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