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Speckled Racer (Drymobius margaritiferus)
Photograph by Jim Conrad. License: Public Domain. (view image details)
SPECKLED RACER FACTSDescription
The Speckled Racer is a black snake with distinctive yellow and blue spotting, giving the snake a greenish appearance. The underside is usually yellow to green.
Northern Speckled Racer
75cm - 100cm
densely vegetated habitats near permanent water.
mainly feeds on frogs and toads.
Speckled Racers are oviparous snakes and lay up to 8 eggs in the spring or summer. The eggs hatch after about two months. Hatchlings are approximately15cm and reach maturity in 2 to 3 years.
northern South America, Central America, Mexico, southern Texas in the United States.
Speckled Racers are fast moving, non-venomous snakes. They are nervous and will bite readily if handled.