Field notes and photography by Bryan D. Hughes

Northern Racer – My First

This is the East coast’s version of our own Coluber species, the fast, rather intelligent snakes such as coachwhips and whipsnakes … probably responsible for more bites on my hands than any other species. Our target this day was Timber rattlesnakes, but I was equally happy to see this guy. We got to get good close shots after what can only be described as a heroic dive into the rocks by an extremely knowledgeable member of our party by the name of Rex.

Coluber constrictor constrictor

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