Here is a young everglades racer I found one warm evening in January. The @tamronusa 18-400mm f3.5-6.3 is without a doubt my favorite lense. It replaced several other lenses when I first got it and is my goto as it is extremely versatile. Most of the photos I take these days are with this badass lense.
Aahhh I haven't seen a western yellow-bellied racer (Coluber constrictor mormon) in almost two years!! This subspecies of racer snake occurs throughout western North America, and the species as a whole is widespread and lives throughout North and Central America. Racers prefer open grasslands, where their speed and visual acuity allow them to easily track down prey. Contrary to their species name, racers do not actually constrict their prey, and either hold them down with their body or swallow them as is.
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Cayman Racer Snake (Alsophis cantherigerus caymanus) spotted in the Grand Cayman Botanical Gardens. One of only two endemic snakes on Grand Cayman. These guys are non-venomous and only grow up to 4-feet long, their main defensive is releasing a foul smelling chemical when threatened. They feed on frogs, lizards and juvenile iguanas ! #snake#racersnake#grandcayman#grandcaymanwildlife