I can't seem to stop finding these this trip.
It was a beautiful olive/tan color with a yellow belly. Unfortunately, it was dead. Maybe by a mower of bird of prey?
I think is this also a Tan Racer but, again, welcome confirmation. Habitat is loblolly/hardwood, sandy, pond nearby.
I welcome confirmation of this ID. The snake was about 4 feet long, allowed 4-5 of us to photograph it for several minutes, only leaving after the last photographer left. Habitat is loblolly/hardwood uplands, very sandy, and near a pond. I'm including a view of most of the snake as well as a closeup of the head.
Coluber constrictor is a species of non-venomous, colubrid snakes commonly referred to as the eastern racers. They are primarily found throughout the United States, east of the Rocky Mountains, but they range north into Canada, and south into Mexico, Guatemala and Belize. There are currently 11 recognized subspecies.