This little fellow was long and slender - about the width of a marker pen (1"), and about 2 ft long. When I prevented it from zipping off into the prairie grass, it eventually "stood" up, to have a look at this bully taking the photo. It was happy to be on its way soon after.
Juvenile found in leaf litter
3.5 ft. Two observed in area
Coluber constrictor is a species of nonvenomous, colubrid snake, endemic to North America and Central America. Eleven subspecies, including the nominotypical subspecies, are recognized, which as a group are commonly referred to as the eastern racers.