Thursday, July 1, 2010

Blue Racer

The Blue Racer (Coluber constrictor foxi) is an impressive but harmless snake found in Michigan. They eat insects, mice, and small reptiles. Young blue racers don't have the striking blue color, but a mottled pattern for camouflage. Related sub-populations have a variety of different colors.

Ontario protects Blue Racers as an endangered species and Minnesota lists them as a "species of special concern".

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