Eastern Yellow-Bellied Racer - Coluber constrictor
NPS Photo by Kevin Jackson
The eastern yellow-bellied racer (Coluber constrictor
) is a fast moving snake that will dine on small birds, lizards, rodents, insects and even other snakes. When frightened the yellow-bellied racer will vibrate its tail. If the snake is lying in dry leaves or grass the vibrating tail may sound like the warning buzz of a rattlesnake.