Found near WIU's Kibbe field station
Young adult active in pine/oak woodland. Imaged only. GTS 591. UTA DC 7237.
Found near pond
Black Racer Snake
Coluber constrictor priapus, the Southern black racer; Volusia county, Florida; 17 March 2015. http://phostracks.com.
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,...