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Southern Black Racer

Coluber constrictor


Very long and thin. Usually darker colored. Fast moving and non-venomous. Similar in appearance to the Black Rat Snake, but body is smaller in diameter, and a small white patch under the chin and along the throat instead of a white belly.


It lives in brushy areas, rocky hillsides, and meadows, and underneath boards or tin around old buildings. Black Racers feed on insects, eggs, mice, frogs and lizards.


Seemed pretty aggressive and eyes covered with blue patches shows signs of shedding.

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AaronGrande 10 years ago

Thanks! I will add it to the mission.

LisaPowers 10 years ago

Hi Aaron, welcome to Project Noah. I love to see new snake spottings and it is really neat to see the eyes of this one before shed! They cannot see well at this stage, and of course are naturally more defensive then.

Please be sure to add this to the Snakes of the United States – CSC mission to help with their citizen science project!

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Hallandale Beach, Florida, USA

Spotted on Nov 26, 2012
Submitted on Dec 1, 2012

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