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Red Racer
This is a Red Racer (Masticophis flagellum piceus)-
a diurnal and very fast snake of Red Rocks, Nevada.
Photographed in Fern Canyon in spring 2007.

Notice the presence of black marks on head and neck and the lack of marks on the rest of its thin body. This snake is often described as a red snake with a black head.
It will bite, excrete musk and twist its body when handled.

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butitsadryheatAt least it will....

butitsadryheat

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smell good when you get bitten!
Posted Jul 30, 2007 7:09 pm

Anya JingleRe: At least it will....

Anya Jingle

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Lol. I'm so used to racers "racing" away from me in a hurry, I was surprised that (after some research) he turned out to be a racer too. It was so relaxed on this rock and only left after he got tired of our cameras ;)
Posted Jul 30, 2007 7:57 pm

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Anya JingleSubmitted by Anya Jingle
on Jul 28, 2007 7:32 pm

Image ID: 317284
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Lat/Lon: 32.84000°N / 113.91°W
Object Title: Red Racer

Image Type(s): Wildlife