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Southern black racer

Coluber constrictor priapus

Description:

3' long black racer with a deformity on its left upper jaw.

Habitat:

Forest edge

Notes:

My first spotting of this species

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33 Comments (1–25)

KarenL
KarenL 5 years ago

Thanks Mac!

MacChristiansen
MacChristiansen 5 years ago

Great photo Karen

KarenL
KarenL 5 years ago

Thanks rams4d!
Env, yes very possibly this is scar tissue. Lisa examined the snake said it didn't appear to be a fungal infection.

rams4d
rams4d 5 years ago

Impressive !!!

KarenL
KarenL 6 years ago

Thanks Emily! He wasn't the easier subject as he was continually moving & very tough to focus on!

EmilyMarino
EmilyMarino 6 years ago

Love this series Karen!

KarenL
KarenL 6 years ago

Thanks Atul!

Atul
Atul 6 years ago

Wow ...Awesome :)

KarenL
KarenL 6 years ago

Thank you nls165!

Wow, that is Sooo cool!! I never seen a snake that close before.

KarenL
KarenL 6 years ago

franco1, it was about 3' long!

KarenL
KarenL 6 years ago

It's actually a curious look Adarsha - snakes "taste" the air with their tongues, so he was smelling me & also checking out his reflection in my lens!

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 6 years ago

Killer look ! Wat a spotting Karen....

KarenL
KarenL 6 years ago

Thanks Joshua & Kathleen!

Amazing shots, Karen! and a lifer too!

Josh Asel
Josh Asel 6 years ago

Sry, but holy crap that last shot is fantastic!

KarenL
KarenL 6 years ago

Thank you Mona!

Mona Pirih
Mona Pirih 6 years ago

very nice series

KarenL
KarenL 6 years ago

Thanks Ashley!

AshleyT
AshleyT 6 years ago

Beautiful series Karen! This species is still on my list :)

KarenL
KarenL 6 years ago

Thank you Jolly!

Jolly Ibanez
Jolly Ibanez 6 years ago

Extraordinary series Karen. Beautiful

KarenL
KarenL 6 years ago

Thank you sofit & Rieko!

RiekoS
RiekoS 6 years ago

Nice close up.

KarenL
KarenL 6 years ago

Thank you Antonio & Noel!

KarenL
Spotted by
KarenL

Lebanon, Tennessee, USA

Lat: 36.21, Long: -86.29

Spotted on Apr 23, 2013
Submitted on Apr 23, 2013

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