Bookmarkable URL:http://hdl.handle.net/10217/53693

Scientific Classification

Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Reptilia
Order:Squamata
Family:Colubridae
Genus:Coluber
Genus species:Coluber constrictor

Animal Characteristics

Head-Body Length:up to 2m
Identification:The buttermilk snake has black to green colorations with pale flecks. It also has smooth dorsal scales.
Habitat:Dry lowlands, mountains
Diet:Carnivore: small mammals, birds, eggs, lizards, snakes
Reproduction:Females can lay up to 45 eggs per clutch.
Behavior:Buttermilk snakes can be very aggressive.
Status:No special status
Interesting Facts:Despite its common name, the racer's actual speed is about 6.5 kilometers per hour (4 mph), or about the rate of a human's brisk walk.

Other Information

Geographic:Central North America Date:1965-05 Subjects:herptile
Buttermilk snake
American racer
Racer snake
snake
reptile
Coluber
Colubridae
Snakes
Squamata
Reptiles
Vertebrates
Chordata
Primo Record:https://colostate-primo.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/primo-explore/fulldisplay?vid=01COLSU&docid=01COLSU_DSPACE10217/53693