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North American Racer

Coluber constrictor


~1.2 meter long shiny, black snake with bluish-white belly.


Found on paved road on Natchez Trace Parkway.


I waited and watched for traffic to allow the snake to safely leave the road and in return, it allowed me to get some beautiful photos.

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27 Comments (1–25)

Lisa :-) each day better,just beautiful,you are in a great shape,very nice work,congrats on another well derserved SOTD and thanks for sharing

RobThacker 9 years ago

Congratulations Lisa

Carol Snow Milne
Carol Snow Milne 9 years ago

Congratulations on SOTD!

Carol Snow Milne
Carol Snow Milne 9 years ago

Great and unique photos! Love all the photos! Wonderful snake. WOW!

Yasser 9 years ago

so awesome.

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 9 years ago

Congratulations Lisa.

outsidegirl0 9 years ago

congrats! wonderful spotting of the day!

Caleb Steindel
Caleb Steindel 9 years ago

congratulations lisa!

LisaPowers 9 years ago

Thanks all! I am always thrilled to find one of these beauties!

Bhagya Herath
Bhagya Herath 9 years ago

love this cutie.... Congrats Lisa.....

Sew 9 years ago

Congratz on SOTD.....great series :D

Dilan Chathuranga
Dilan Chathuranga 9 years ago

Congrats!!Nice shot!!

Joey99 9 years ago

Lisa, thanks, great photos!!! Joe

James McNair
James McNair 9 years ago


Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 9 years ago

Congratulations, Lisa ! Handsome and nicely represented in your photos.
I like the explanation about the "constrictor", as well.

LisaPowers 9 years ago

Thanks everyone! It is such an honor. :-)

Pradeep Kumar
Pradeep Kumar 9 years ago

Congratulations Lisa!

VivBraznell 9 years ago

Fantastic shots Lisa ... Congrats on the SOTD!

beaker98 9 years ago

Congratulations Lisa! Love this!

MartinL 9 years ago

Great photos Lisa
Well deserved recognition.

Congratulations on the SOTD ! Love the 2nd picture ! :)

KarenL 9 years ago

Congrats Lisa, your good deed and awesome photos have earned you Spotting of the Day! The North American racer is an extremely fast moving snake as its name suggests, and also an excellent swimmer. Despite its scientific name "constrictor", the racer usually crushes its victim into the ground instead of actually suffocating it. Smaller prey is simply swallowed alive.


LisaPowers 9 years ago

Thanks PieterColpaert, beaker98, Kris F and michaelv12! it was a beautiful animal!

PieterColpaert 9 years ago

Great shots!

beaker98 9 years ago

Amazing photos Lisa! Just awesome!

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Tennessee, USA

Spotted on May 29, 2014
Submitted on Jun 1, 2014

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