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Southern Black Racer

Southern black racer is a subspecies of non-venomous snake belonging to the colubrid family, found in the southeastern United States. The snake is diurnal and is known to move extremely fast.

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

    Length 51 to 142 cm; largest recorded specimen measures 180 cm
    Weight Around 2 lb
    Color Jet black upper surface with gray underside and white chin
    Distribution Throughout most of the southeastern part of the United States
    Habitat Pinelands, hardwood hammocks, sandhills, prairies, cypress strands, scrub
    Diet Lizards, insects, birds, eggs, moles, rodents, frogs, small snakes
    Hibernation Fact Hibernate during winter in rock crevices, old burrows in large groups with other species too
    Predators Birds of prey like hawks
    Venom Fact Non-venomous
    Breeding Season End of April to middle of June
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)
    Clutch Size 3 to 30 eggs
    Reproductive Age Male: 1 or 2 years
    Female: Between 2 to 3 years
    Average Lifespan More than 10 years
    IUCN Conservation Status Least Concern

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    Published on January 2nd 2017 by under Snakes. Article was last reviewed on 13th June 2019.

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