9 hours ago
🐍 Playing Peek-a-Boo at the Arb🐍
Check out this southern black racer (Coluber constrictor priapus) peeking through a Yaupon Holly (Ilex vomitoria) next to the Arb Office! Known for their strikingly quick moves (hence the name “racer”), this species of snake is quite active throughout the day. Their food sources consist of any animal that they can overpower such as rodents, bats, frogs, lizards, and insects. Though non venomous, southern black racers do not like to be handled, and will strike when threatened!
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