About this Species 

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Name:Racer Snake
Family:Terrestrial Snakes
Scientific Name: Coluber constrictor
Description:Smooth scales. A snake of variable color pattern, depending on location. Central Arkansas: body and belly are black; throat and chin white. Mississippi Delta: body slate gray, belly gray-blue, black mask-like stripe on side of head. Coastal Plain: body black, bluish or olive, speckled with white, yellow, cream or pale blue scales. Ozarks: body olive, dull green or blue-green, belly bright yellow to pale creamy yellow. Young are boldly patterned with brown or red-brown blotches and small dark spots on sides. Adults 30-60 inches in length.
Range:Statewide.
Habits and Habitat:Active by day in fields, forests and forest edges March-November. Breeds late March-April, lays 5-30 eggs late May-June, eggs hatch August-September. Eats rodents, snakes, frogs and insects.