Snake of the Day: Buttermilk Racer

Today’s Snake of the Day is the Buttermilk Racer. This snake is one of many racers found in Texas, but is unique in its appearance.

Buttermilk Racers often look mainly dark with light speckles, like the snake shown below. However, they can have so many speckles that they look mostly white, like the snake in this video:

These snakes can be found in East Texas, particularly in pine-hardwood and longleaf pine forests. They typically eat rodents, lizards, and frogs as adults.

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