Buttermilk racer in shrub.
Eastern Yellowbelly neonate flipped under a board in my back yard in Boerne, Texas.
O'Neill Ranch Master Plan Draft Environmental Impact Report, February 1995
snake in the woods
I found this Eastern Yellow-bellied Racer dead on the drive way leading into the Trinity River Audubon Center. The snake had likely been hit by a car, even though no injury was immediately evident. Red Imported Fire Ants had discovered the carcass and were already working on it. Nothing goes to waste in nature.
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.