This snake can reach speeds of around 4mph. It is also an excellent swimmer and climber.
A naturally nervous species, the racer will strike at a predator if it cannot escape. Vision is important to this snake and when hunting it will raise its head up to look for prey.
Wooded areas, thickets, fields
Rodents, amphibians, lizards, insects
Central and Southern U.S.
Adults / Teens: $8.75
Ages 2 - 12: $5.75
Ages 1 & Under: FREE
3601 Thomas Rd Baton Rouge, LA 70807
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