A Snake Preview In New Port Richey- FL- The Black Racer Visit

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A Snake Preview in New Port Richey FL -The Black Racer Visit

Who is this guy and what is he doing in my yard - he’s here for A Snake Preview. Craig says he’s a Black Racer and he’s non-venomous. Black Racers grow between 30 to 60 inches- this one was about 48” but I didn’t actually measure him. ☺

 

Black Racer

Baby Black Racers are marked with black, brown and red and lose their coloration as they grow. In adults, the black color is satiny and shiney. Called Racers because they move quickly when threatened, they are fun to watch racing away.

 

Black Racer


Black Racers are daylight hunters, and they look for frogs, toads, rodents, birds, and lizards. They are a subspecies of the Coluber constrictor. The Black Racer is also known as the Blue Racer in other parts of the country. Cute little guy.

I love wildlife of all kinds; everything has a reason to be. Namaste.



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Toni Weidman
23 Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL
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Thanks, Ginger

September 15, 2012 10:35 AM
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David Burrows
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Toni, I've never been fond of snakes so the pictures will do. However, I'm glad you posted the pictures. He certainly is an interesting creature. Thanks for sharing.

September 15, 2012 11:00 AM
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Kwee Huset
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Hi Toni, catchy title with great photos and story. You have a mini zoo at your back yard. Congratulations - FEATURED post.

September 15, 2012 11:14 AM
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Carla Muss-Jacobs, Principal Broker/Owner
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Like you, I enjoy seeing critters in their environment.  I don't know what's to be afraid of.  They are 1/100th our size, they are pretty defenseless, they aren't confrontational just because they are in the grass in the backyard -- that's where they live.  I don't understand the notion of why everything in nature has to be "icky" or "ewwwww" 

September 15, 2012 11:36 AM
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Ron & Alexandra Seigel
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Toni,

We have seen these around here, the young one with red courtesy of our intrepid red hunter.  You are so right, all things have a reason to be.  A

September 15, 2012 11:38 AM
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Belinda Spillman
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Toni, I can't believe you got close enough to take these pictures in would have ran the other direction. Yikes
September 15, 2012 12:17 PM
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Gary L. Waters, Broker Owner Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC
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I am not a fan of snakes period but I respect them and their privacy.  I know they help control rodents but I prefer the snakes stay outside with the rodents! Oh, btw, nice pictures!

September 15, 2012 12:34 PM
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Toni Weidman
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Thanks, David!

Kwee - I like to think of it as a wildlife park :)

Carla - everyone has their own "ewwww" thing I guess.:) But I fell like you do.

Alexandra - I'm sure the red hunter is good at getting the young ones.

Belinda - I was behind the glass window :)

 

 

September 15, 2012 12:39 PM
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Toni Weidman
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Thanks, Gary. I don't think I would like them inside either!

September 15, 2012 12:41 PM
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I do a lot of hiking so I am always on the lookout for creatures to avoid stumbling into. This time of year we start seeing more rattlesnakes, so you always have to be looking and listening and be ready to give them a wide berth when you come across them. Respect nature and you can (usually) stay out of trouble. 

September 15, 2012 01:54 PM
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Rich Arnold
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rubber snakeMy team got a new listing, and I went to the vacant house to get some more photos.  When I went to the lockbox I was greeted by a snake!  

Then, next to the water pipe, another snake!  Walking to the doorway, I was confronted by four (4) more snakes!

They were all rubber - I suspect the neighbor's kid placed them there and watches when people go to the door.

Even a rubber snake is enough to give people pause.  Three months ago I found the remains of a full-grown rattlesnake on the back patio of a home.  It was expired and dried out a good month or more - still - jeepers!

September 15, 2012 02:49 PM
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Erica Ramus
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In a previous career I was a magazine editor and publisher for a snake magazine. Let the poor creature be! They are harmless.

September 15, 2012 04:09 PM
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Myrl Jeffcoat
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I don't think we have Black Racers here.  I do know we have a breed of Racer that has vivid yellow stripes running the length of their body.  They are a very swift snake.

September 15, 2012 06:32 PM
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John Juarez
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Just the other day, my neighbor told me they had found a snake in their KITCHEN! I have seen snakes around our neighborhood over the years but never in a house.

September 15, 2012 07:05 PM
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I don't know who was more bothered today, the black racer or me especially when I was cutting a vacant house with about 3 feet of backyard on my new 21 HP snapper rider.

He got lucky as I missed him but maybe thats why he's called racer.

September 15, 2012 07:09 PM
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William Johnson
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Hi Toni, Well done, Getting photos of wildlife is never easy but these are terrific. Congrats on the feature as well!
September 15, 2012 09:04 PM
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Yikes, that thing is long.  I'm rather happy to report that the closest animal to that black racer we have out here are lizards.  Something about their smallness and little legs make them much cuter.  I've seen 2-3 snakes in CA in 63 years, but one was a rattler with rabbit feet sticking out of his unhinged mouth.

September 15, 2012 09:35 PM
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Toni - The second photo is pretty cool though I don't think I'd want to be that close to it.

September 15, 2012 11:04 PM
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Gabe Sanders
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We've got a couple of these guys that hang out by our office.  Occasionally they make their way into the office.  Followed by loud screaming from every one scared of snakes.

September 16, 2012 05:09 AM
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Toni, as a kid I used to catch snakes and keep as pets until some higher authority in the house decided it was time to let them go...I really haven't seen that many around here...corn snakes, king snakes and a black snake or two...although we do have cotton mouths.

September 18, 2012 03:04 PM
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