A wild and unrestrained individual , just as we found it . On edge of brush .It temporarily froze and then was gone in a flash .
approx. 2.5 ft long
This snake was observed crossing the road during the day 4 miles northeast of Scotts Mills, Oregon.
An Eastern Yellow-bellied Racer.
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.