Coluber constrictor priapus, the Southern black racer; Lake county, Florida; 16 May 2015. http://phostracks.com.
Perched in front yard shrubs about 3 ft high.
Black Racer at the Cedar Key Scrub State Reserve
Subadult found by Savannah and Thomas in afternoon (very warm and sunny) by Personnel Entrance of Visitor's Center.
DOR young adult male on Hwy 90. GTS 1899. Retained for deposit at TNHC.
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,...