Latin nameColuber constrictor foxi
The Blue Racer is a long, fairly slender snake with back, sides and belly colored plain black. Usually there is some white color on the chin and the throat. The scales are smooth, without keels, and the anal plate is divided.
This snake is similar in appearance and habit to its close relative, the Black Racer. Interbreeding with the Black Racer often occurs where their two ranges overlap. Resulting offspring sometimes display characteristics of both parents, or may look the same as one of the parents.
A bit of southwestern Ontario, Michigan and northwestern Ohio west to southeastern Minnesota, Wisconsin and Illinois.
Range in Ohio
Western, northern and central parts of the state.
Open areas including prairies, open woodlands, and regions of lakes and bogs.