Coluber constrictor priapus
  • Average size:  20-56 inches; Record 72 inches.
  • Range:  Throughout most of  Florida.
  • Diet:  Lizards, snakes, frogs, insects, rodents and small birds.
  • Status: Common
  • Note that the Southern Black Racer has a white chin.  An Indigo Snake normally has a
    dark to reddish orange chin.
  • The photo on the left is an immature Southern Black Racer.  The photo at bottom right is
    an adult.  The photo at bottom left is a Brown Chinned Racer, Coluber constrictor
    helvigularis, found in the Apalachicola National Forest region.   

Southern Black Racer
Florida Backyard Snakes