Adult female in stone wall. Released after imaging. GTS 1529.
FINALLY hand-capped a racer.
Photo by Taj Allen.
Black racer. Frequently lifted up his head and upper body to look around.
Observed a pair copulating in a sunny patch along the sandy trail; snakes were about 3 feet long...
Never got a look at their heads (adrenalin was rushing as I turned my camera on and focused)... and then it went into overdrive when another male (presumably) raced in to join the melee.
Reviewing photos makes clear the "white chin" of the SBR.
Observed and released, but I wasn't sure of ID.
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.