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Black Racer

Coluber constrictor

Description:

Slender & long. Adults typically 36 to 60" in length. Satiny black color. White chin & throat. Similar snakes are the black rat, which has keeled scales on back and black kingsnake which is more glossy, has more scale rows, and has a heavier body Eats rodents, small birds, lizards, snakes, frogs, insects.

Notes:

This one was ready to shed its skin.

1 Species ID Suggestions

AshleyT
AshleyT 8 years ago
Black Racer
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7 Comments

KarenL
KarenL 8 years ago

Very nice - definitely about to shed!

BugGirl
BugGirl 8 years ago

Yes, I think you're correct, Leuba.

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 8 years ago

The eyes look a little milky - probably a sign that its about to moult ?

BugGirl
BugGirl 8 years ago

Thanks for the ID, Ashley T!

Thanks, Jason!

Jason Alexander
Jason Alexander 8 years ago

Look at that eyes! Marvelous!

BugGirl
BugGirl 8 years ago

Thanks, Mona!

Mona Pirih
Mona Pirih 8 years ago

It's lovely photographs... Very nice..

BugGirl
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Spotted on Sep 1, 2011
Submitted on Apr 26, 2013

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