Southern Black Racer

Coluber constrictor priapus

Average size:  20-56 inches; Record 72 inches.

Range:  Throughout most of  Florida.

Diet:  Lizards, snakes, frogs, insects, rodents and small birds.

Status: Common

Note that the Southern Black Racer has a white chin.  An Indigo Snake normally has a dark to reddish orange chin.

The first photo is an immature Southern Black Racer.  The next photo is an adult.  The photo at bottom is a Brown Chinned Racer, Coluber constrictor helvigularis,  found in the Apalachicola National Forest region.


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