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Southern Black Racer Eggs

Coluber constrictor ssp. priapus

Description:

I saw 3 or 4 of these on the ground, all already hatched. You can see the neat little slit in the egg where the snake came out of this one. Similar in appearance to Eastern Indigo Snake eggs.

Habitat:

In a transitional area between salt marsh and hardwood forest with lots of old oak, colicwood, wild coffee, and Sabal Palmetto. Chassahowitzka Salt Marsh Trails in the Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge

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3 Comments

Machi
Machi a year ago

Thanks Neil and Sukanya!

Neil Ross
Neil Ross a year ago

Wonderful spotting, Machi. Great notes too.

SukanyaDatta
SukanyaDatta a year ago

WoW! Really neat...literally also, the slit is like as if it has been made with a blade...great spotting, Machi.

Machi
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Machi

Homosassa, Florida, United States

Spotted on Feb 6, 2020
Submitted on Feb 21, 2020

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