Tag: Coluber constrictor

Coluber constrictor priapus, 29 December 2014

Coluber constrictor priapus, the Southern black racer (juvenile); Volusia county, Florida (29 December 2014). I feel like I can stare at them staring at me all day long, yet they always win the staring contest. Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Coluber constrictor priapus, 29 December 2014

Coluber constrictor priapus, the Southern black racer (juvenile); Volusia county, Florida (29 December 2014). A juvenile on the cusp of adulthood. Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Coluber constrictor priapus, 29 December 2014

Coluber constrictor priapus, the Southern black racer (juvenile); Volusia county, Florida (29 December 2014). Southern black racers are born with the most fantastically punchy of attitudes. Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.  

Coluber constrictor priapus, 18 April 2020

Coluber constrictor priapus, the Southern black racer Volusia county, Florida (18 April 2020). Southern black racers, as you might imagine from this image, have exceptional eye sight. They usually see you coming well before you see them — as long as you’re moving. In my…

Coluber constrictor priapus, 18 April 2020

Coluber constrictor priapus, the Southern black racer Volusia county, Florida (18 April 2020). A dorsal study of a fairly typical Southern black racer in Central Florida. Their scales remind me of smooth tire tread.  Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Coluber constrictor priapus, 18 April 2020

Coluber constrictor priapus, the Southern black racer Volusia county, Florida (18 April 2020). Ventral study of the Southern black racer. There isn’t too much pattern diversity in central Florida’s Southern black racers. Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Coluber constrictor priapus, 18 April 2020

Coluber constrictor priapus, the Southern black racer Volusia county, Florida (18 April 2020). The non-venomous Southern black racer is undoubtedly the most-commonly seen snake species throughout residential Florida.  Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Coluber constrictor priapus, 18 April 2020

Coluber constrictor priapus, the Southern black racer Volusia county, Florida (18 April 2020). I remain ever-grateful for backyard snakes in this Era of Covid-19. Fifteen minutes with this snake was enough soul-mojo to carry me through the entire day. Racers are excellent. Learn more…

Coluber constrictor priapus, 18 April 2020

Coluber constrictor priapus, the Southern black racer Volusia county, Florida (18 April 2020). An angled/lateral view of the racer’s scaling. This is what I call the NASCAR-shot. They remind me of really smooth tire tread. Probably risky on I-4 in the rain.  Learn more about…

Coluber constrictor priapus, 18 April 2020

Coluber constrictor priapus, the Southern black racer Volusia county, Florida (18 April 2020). A young-but-now-adult Southern black racer photographed on my back patio. Rather deliciously, the racer slinked right up to me while I was sitting on the edge of the patio. For once, it…

Coluber constrictor priapus, 06 April 2020

Coluber constrictor priapus, the Southern black racer; Volusia county, Florida (06 April 2020). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Coluber constrictor priapus, 02 April 2020

Coluber constrictor priapus, the Southern black racer; Volusia county, Florida (02 April 2020). Learn more about this speedy species at iNaturalist.org.

Coluber constrictor priapus, 02 April 2020

Coluber constrictor priapus, the Southern black racer; Volusia county, Florida (02 April 2020). Learn more about this speedy species at iNaturalist.org.

Coluber constrictor priapus, 02 April 2020

Coluber constrictor priapus, the Southern black racer; Volusia county, Florida (02 April 2020). Learn more about this speedy species at iNaturalist.org.

Coluber constrictor priapus, 15 March 2012

Coluber constrictor priapus, the Southern black racer; Lowndes county, Georgia (15 March 2012). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Coluber constrictor priapus, 15 March 2012

Coluber constrictor priapus, the Southern black racer; Lowndes county, Georgia (15 March 2012). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Coluber constrictor priapus, 15 March 2012

Coluber constrictor priapus, the Southern black racer; Lowndes county, Georgia (15 March 2012). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Coluber constrictor priapus, 15 March 2012

Coluber constrictor priapus, the Southern black racer; Lowndes county, Georgia (15 March 2012). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Coluber constrictor priapus, 11 June 2006

Coluber constrictor priapus, the Southern black racer; Lake county, Florida (11 June 2006). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Coluber constrictor priapus, 11 June 2006

Coluber constrictor priapus, the Southern black racer; Lake county, Florida (11 June 2006). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Coluber constrictor priapus, 07 June 2005

Coluber constrictor priapus, the Southern black racer; Volusia county, Florida (07 June 2005). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Coluber constrictor priapus, 07 June 2005

Coluber constrictor priapus, the Southern black racer; Volusia county, Florida (07 June 2005). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Coluber constrictor priapus, 07 June 2005

Coluber constrictor priapus, the Southern black racer; Volusia county, Florida (07 June 2005). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Coluber constrictor priapus & Anolis sagrei, 21 September 2019

Coluber constrictor priapus, the Southern black racer, and Anolis sagrei, the Cuban brown anole; Volusia county, Florida (21 September 2019). Learn more about these species at iNaturalist.org: Southern black racer & Cuban brown anole. iPhone Snapshots ENCOUNTER DESCRIPTION So what’s going on here and…

Coluber constrictor priapus, 19 May 2013

Coluber constrictor priapus, the Southern black racer; Lake county, Florida (19 May 2013). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Dorian 2019: Behold the Racer Omen!

Hurricane Dorian 2019: Friday 30 August at 3:57 pm. Volusia county, Florida. I’ll take this as an omen of some sort — a juvenile  Coluber constrictor priapus hanging on our front patio today. The Southern black racer is always welcome to seek shelter from…

Coluber constrictor priapus, 22 July 2016

Coluber constrictor priapus, the Southern black racer; Volusia county, Florida (22 July 2016). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Coluber constrictor priapus, 18 August 2006

Coluber constrictor priapus, the Southern black racer; Lake county, Florida (18 August 2006). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.