black all over except for white chin, smooth scales. Basking.
Yup, at least 4-1/2' long.
When the black racer was found, it appeared to have an unusual lump in its stomach, but when handled it began to throw up and out came a live brown snake. Both babies.
injured, treated and released
black racer, injured entangled in garden mesh, laceration repaired and released
I can't seem to stop finding these this trip.
Coluber constrictor is a species of nonvenomous, colubrid snake, endemic to North America and Central America. Eleven subspecies, including the nominotypical subspecies, are recognized, which as a group are commonly referred to as the eastern racers.