Coluber constrictor priapus, 18 April 2020

Coluber constrictor priapus, the Southern black racer
Volusia county, Florida (18 April 2020).

Southern black racers, as you might imagine from this image, have exceptional eye sight. They usually see you coming well before you see them — as long as you’re moving. In my experience, though they’re really good at spotting motion, they aren’t too keen on recognizing humans that are standing (or sitting) still. 

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