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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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bosundawg

Date

April 26, 2016 06:08 AM EDT

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Southern Black Racer Coluber constrictor ssp. priapus

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cmphilli

Date

December 29, 2016 01:39 AM EST

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Southern Black Racer Coluber constrictor ssp. priapus

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georgepauly

Date

January 4, 2017 01:34 PM EST

Description

Scales look smooth. Could be a black rat snake.

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Southern Black Racer Coluber constrictor ssp. priapus

Observer

gtsalmon

Date

January 5, 2017 10:56 AM EST

Description

Young adult observed actively pursuing Brown Anoles in bramble as I remained stationary and escaped notice of the snake (it came within several feet of my location). See second image for close-up of head.

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Southern Black Racer Coluber constrictor ssp. priapus

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wild_herper25

Date

October 27, 2016 12:18 PM EDT

Description

Found in a short shrub bush at a Japanese garden in Delray. (Tame specimen)

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Southern Black Racer Coluber constrictor ssp. priapus

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jcowling4

Date

December 29, 2016

Description

At least 3 ft long and very calm and non defensive.

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Southern Black Racer Coluber constrictor ssp. priapus

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joemdo

Date

December 28, 2016 02:44 PM EST

Place

miami fl (Google, OSM)

Description

Eating a tree frog, the frog's call is what led me to the snake...look carefully and you can see the frog still holding onto a branch and one of the other feet even shows the toes. In the open pine area.

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Southern Black Racer Coluber constrictor ssp. priapus

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saundersdrukker

Date

September 17, 2013 02:25 PM CDT

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Southern Black Racer Coluber constrictor ssp. priapus

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canoeandtrail

Date

November 29, 2016 02:29 PM CST

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Southern Black Racer Coluber constrictor ssp. priapus

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misty12

Date

November 25, 2016 11:18 AM EST

Description

Found by my pond today. He froze as the dogs walked right past so I could photograph him.

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Southern Black Racer Coluber constrictor ssp. priapus

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lorax32

Date

November 24, 2016 12:26 PM EST

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Southern Black Racer Coluber constrictor ssp. priapus

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nofrakes

Date

November 23, 2016 12:05 PM EST
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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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