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Black Racer (Coluber constrictor)
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Black Racer (Coluber constrictor)

General Description: Black Racers (Coluber constrictor) are nonvenomous, glossy black snakes with a white belly. They have good eyesight and often move with the head held up and alert for predators and prey. If they encounter a potential predator, the race off at high speeds. They are equally quick on catching frogs, lizards, other snakes, and even climb into trees in search of birds and bird eggs.

Taxonomy: Colubrid Snakes Family (Colubridae).

Where to Find: Don't look for Black Racers around Las Vegas. Rather, look for them in eastern North America and eastern Central America.

Black Racer (Coluber constrictor) Black Racer (Coluber constrictor)
Black Racer (Coluber constrictor) Black Racer (Coluber constrictor)

Note: All distances, elevations, and other facts are approximate.
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