Was hiding under a piece of wood
Young adult female found under tin w Brian Radenberg (took image). Imaged only. GTS 532.
I think it's a Black Racer.
Juvenile. Dead upon arrival. Dead long enough to be invaded by ants. Found in vehicle 'path' through preserve.
(This is a different view of the same snake I posted earlier). A snake in a viburnum bush, looking for a meal.
Coluber constrictor priapus, commonly known as the southern black racer, is one of the more common subspecies of nonvenomous Coluber constrictor snakes in the Southeastern United States. The name priapus refers to the proximal spines of the hemipenes being much enlarged into basal hooks, which is characteristic of this subspecies. These snakes are quite active during the day, which increases the chance of sightings. They will eat almost any animal they can overpower, including, rodents, frogs,...