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Buttermilk Racer

Buttermilk racer is a thin-bodied, subspecies of nonvenomous snake, belonging to the colubrid family, found only in the southern United States. The subspecies is diurnal and is an active predator. The snake is fast moving. 



    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Subphylum Vertebrata
    Class Reptilia
    Order Squamata
    Suborder Serpentes
    Family Colubridae
    Subfamily Colubrinae
    Genus Coluber
    Species Coluber constrictor
    Scientific Name Coluber constrictor anthicus


    Other Names Ash Snake, Blue Racer, Brown Racer, Spotted Black Snake, Louisiana Black Snake, Spotted Racer, White Oak Racer, Variegated Racer
    Length Around 1.52 m
    Color Pattern of black, greens, yellows, grays, sometimes blues, with small spots of white or yellow; white or cream underside
    Distribution Southern Arkansas, Louisiana, southern and eastern Texas
    Habitat Woodland, deciduous and coniferous forest
    Diet Rodents, lizards, frogs
    Venom Fact Non-venomous
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)
    Clutch Size 6 to 25 eggs

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    Published on January 2nd 2017 by under Snakes. Article was last reviewed on 16th January 2018.

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