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Black Racer

Coluber constrictor


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.


This one was ready to shed its skin.

1 Species ID Suggestions

AshleyT 11 years ago
Black Racer
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KarenL 11 years ago

Very nice - definitely about to shed!

BugGirl 11 years ago

Yes, I think you're correct, Leuba.

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 11 years ago

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

BugGirl 11 years ago

Thanks for the ID, Ashley T!

Thanks, Jason!

Jason Alexander
Jason Alexander 11 years ago

Look at that eyes! Marvelous!

BugGirl 11 years ago

Thanks, Mona!

Mona Pirih
Mona Pirih 11 years ago

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

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Kentucky, USA

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

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