Southern Black Racer

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.

North America

At A Glance


Wooded areas, thickets, fields


Rodents, amphibians, lizards, insects


Central and Southern U.S.