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Black Racer

Coluber constrictor

Description:

I captured this Black Racer mating and in full shed. The brilliant blue eyes stood out with the grey skin. This one is the male. The female didn't stick around to have her photos taken. I guess she was camera shy. This one was a little over 5 feet in length.

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20 Comments

snakes are cool
snakes are cool 10 years ago

It's got crazy eyes!!

RayTung
RayTung 11 years ago

Amazing!

Jack Settle
Jack Settle 11 years ago

I've never seen a snake that far in shed! Very cool!

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 11 years ago

Incredible blue eyes!

williefromwi
williefromwi 11 years ago

wonderfully detailed capture, thanks for sharing

outsidegirl0
outsidegirl0 11 years ago

awesome eyes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

ReginaldSalcedo
ReginaldSalcedo 11 years ago

what causes the blue eyes?

nspired.creation
nspired.creation 11 years ago

Thanks everyone for the wonderful comments!

Reza Hashemizadeh
Reza Hashemizadeh 11 years ago

Stunning !

Caleb Steindel
Caleb Steindel 11 years ago

those eyes are amazing

ulvalactuca77
ulvalactuca77 11 years ago

wow

Tiz
Tiz 11 years ago

You really captured an enchanting moment! Thank you for the great sharing!
Tina

Jason Alexander
Jason Alexander 11 years ago

Amazing! I love the eyes!

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 11 years ago

Wow... a multi-tasking snake. Great timing and pics. Thanks for the info.

alina
alina 11 years ago

thank you for the explanation! and again, great shot! ))

nspired.creation
nspired.creation 11 years ago

Hi Alina, The question isn't silly at all. When a snake sheds its skin, The eyes will turn to a milky color also known as herpetoculturists. It is caused by the secretion coming between the outer and under layers of skin loosening the outer layer of skin.

alina
alina 11 years ago

what a great shot! this may be a silly question -- but how come its eyes are so blue? are they always like that? they look incredible.

Beautiful eyes like turquoise!

nspired.creation
nspired.creation 11 years ago

Thanks Seema!

Seema
Seema 11 years ago

amazing shot...unbelievable eyes...

nspired.creation
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nspired.creation

Tennessee, USA

Spotted on Jun 9, 2013
Submitted on Jun 10, 2013

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