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~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.
Spotted on May 29, 2014
Submitted on Jun 1, 2014
and 29 other people favorited this spotting
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
Congratulations on SOTD!
Great and unique photos! Love all the photos! Wonderful snake. WOW!
congrats! wonderful spotting of the day!
Thanks all! I am always thrilled to find one of these beauties!
love this cutie.... Congrats Lisa.....
Congratz on SOTD.....great series :D
Lisa, thanks, great photos!!! Joe
Congratulations, Lisa ! Handsome and nicely represented in your photos.
I like the explanation about the "constrictor", as well.
Thanks everyone! It is such an honor. :-)
Fantastic shots Lisa ... Congrats on the SOTD!
Congratulations Lisa! Love this!
Great photos Lisa
Well deserved recognition.
Congratulations on the SOTD ! Love the 2nd picture ! :)
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.
Thanks PieterColpaert, beaker98, Kris F and michaelv12! it was a beautiful animal!
Amazing photos Lisa! Just awesome!