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Black Racer

Black Racer
Species Name:
Coluber constrictor
Not venomous

Common Name:
Black Racer

Species Name:
Coluber constrictor


KSNPC status is: Unlisted


Slender & long. Adults typically 36 to 60" in length. Satiny black color. White chin & throat. Similar snakes are the black rat, which has keeled scales on back and black kingsnake which is more glossy, has more scale rows, and has a heavier body


Eats rodents, small birds, lizards, snakes, frogs, insects.

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