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Speckled Racer Drymobius margaritiferus


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Speckled Racer
credit: Jim Conrad

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Family: Colubridae, Colubrid Snakes view all from this family

Description Black in color with distinctive yellow and blue spotting, one light-colored spot on each scale, which gives the snake an overall greenish hue. The labials are yellow, with black sutures. Underside is typically yellow to green. 17 scale rows.

Dimensions 76-127cm (30-40")

Subspecies Northern.

Breeding Lays 2-8 eggs April-July. Incubated for 2 months.

Habitat Thickets in woodlands near water.

Range Texas to Colombia.

Discussion Diet of frogs. Very fast, very hard to capture.