YELLOW BELLIED RACER

SCIENTIFIC NAME:  Coluber constrictor

HABITAT:  Most of the continental US with the exception of the Southwest from W. Texas to Southern California, and parts of the northern Midwest.

CONSERVATION STATUS: Least Concern
                                                   

FUN FACT: 

Aptly named, this is one of the fastest snakes in Kansas.  It uses its keen eyesight to track and pursue prey.  When threatened, racers will try to distract a predator’s attention by thrashing vigorously in one spot.  As soon as the predator’s attention is diverted to that spot, the racer will quickly slip away into the brush or beneath a rock. 

FIND ME IN THE ZOO:

 

 

312 E Finnup Drive

Garden City, KS 67846

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