Snakes

of Tennessee

 

 

North American Racer

Coluber constrictor

Photo by Lisa Powers

 

Description:   COMING SOON

Habitat:

Life History:

Range: Statewide

Additional Notes:

Behavior: When confronted, this snake may assume a strike stance and rapidly vibrate its tail. This species is a very good climber and our fastest snake known to reach speeds of 5-7 mph.

Subspecies Occurring in Tennessee: None

 

Distribution of the North American Racer in Tennessee

Map by Susan Marden, TWRA, GIS Lab

Juvenile

Photo by Lisa Powers

Juvenile

Photo by Lisa Powers

Juvenile

Photo by Lisa Powers

 

Photo by Lisa Powers

 

 

Photo by Lisa Powers

 

 

Photo by Lisa Powers

 

 

Photo by Lisa Powers

 

Photo by Lisa Powers

 

Photo by Lisa Powers

 

Photo by Lisa Powers

 

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