Black non venomous snake. Really friendly not scared of me at all. The snake crawled over me and I held it.
Climbing up the weed stalks for a better look.
Juvenile in ornamental garden area observed and imaged by Bob Thoubboron (and sent for ID). Approximate length ~18".
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,...