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    • Southern Black Racer
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    • Coluber constrictor priapus

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What

Southern Black Racer Coluber constrictor ssp. priapus

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fluffberger

Date

February 12, 2014

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Southern Black Racer Coluber constrictor ssp. priapus

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jaykeller

Date

February 2, 2014 08:23 AM PST

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What

Southern Black Racer Coluber constrictor ssp. priapus

Observer

bryanjbd

Date

July 1, 2013

Description

On July 1, 2013 the XplorMor team was hiking the Jonathan Dickinson State Park, Hobe Sound, FL, when we saw a Southern Black Racer.

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Southern Black Racer Coluber constrictor ssp. priapus

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annwf

Date

March 15, 2012 02:30 PM EDT

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Southern Black Racer Coluber constrictor ssp. priapus

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gaudettelaura

Date

October 2, 2013

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Southern Black Racer Coluber constrictor ssp. priapus

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sullivanribbit

Date

March 1, 2004

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Southern Black Racer Coluber constrictor ssp. priapus

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sullivanribbit

Date

February 29, 2004

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What

Southern Black Racer Coluber constrictor ssp. priapus

Observer

sullivanribbit

Date

February 29, 2004

Description

This seriously wounded large snake was found as shown in these photos. It was so big that I first thought it might be an Eastern Indigo Snake. My best guess is that it barely escaped from a bobcat or large raptor (I did see a bobcat nearby).

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What

southern black racer Coluber constrictor ssp. priapus

Observer

tonyg

Date

September 24, 2013

Description

I was showing my Field Biology Class this juvenile Racer when he puked up a Brown snake! After "shaking it off" the Brown snake went on his way, apparently unharmed!

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Observer

asydabass

Date

July 20, 2013

Description

Juvenile

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Southern Black Racer Coluber constrictor ssp. priapus

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sullivanribbit

Date

April 19, 2008

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No photos or sounds

What

Southern Black Racer Coluber constrictor ssp. priapus

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nerodia

Date

the past

Place

(Somewhere...)
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Description from Wikipedia

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,...

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