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Coluber constrictor etheridgei (Tan Racer) | by Kyle L.E.
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Coluber constrictor etheridgei (Tan Racer)

Liberty County, Texas - Summer 2014

 

In situ

 

This uniformly tan racer was found neatly coiled on the forest floor, absorbing the last rays of fading sunlight.

 

I was excited to see this snake, as I had been hoping to find this subspecies in this county, though I did not expect one so dark and uniformly tan as this, nor did I expect to find it sitting quite still in a neat coil while I hiked through the Trinity River bottoms.

 

At this spot, bottomland forest meets the edge of an uncut pine plantation.

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Taken sometime in 2014