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Southern Black Racer

Coluber constrictor priapus


Scaly and black with a white jaw. It was laying in the warm sun on the black-top road. I stopped the car and snapped a few pictures. I've never seen a black racer before. The tail was shaking as if agitated and if it had a rattler I would have heard it for sure. So I didn't stay long.


I spotted this snake in a very sparsely populated area between Gainesville and Alachua, FL. The black racer can be found in wooded areas of grass, trees and bushes. They also burrow and swim too.

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robert emond
robert emond 7 years ago

Thank you guys. I appreciate it

LuisStevens 7 years ago

Congrats robert.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 7 years ago


robert emond
robert emond 7 years ago

What an honor! Thank you

Great capture Robert,congrats on the SOTD and thanks for sharing

DanielePralong 7 years ago

Congratulations of this great shot Robert, your Southern Black Racer is our Spotting of the Day!


robert emond
robert emond 7 years ago

Thank you Hema Shah

Hema  Shah
Hema Shah 7 years ago


robert emond
Spotted by
robert emond

Florida, USA

Spotted on Feb 25, 2017
Submitted on Mar 4, 2017

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