Speckled Racer

The speckled racer (Drymobius margaritiferus) is a species of nonvenomous snake, the only one in the genus Drymobius margaritiferus and family Colubridae.

The speckled racer lives in southern regions of the United States, including Florida, Louisiana, and Texas

speckled racer is an extremely colorful and fast-moving species of snake found throughout parts of North America.

The speckled racer is a diurnal animal that actively hunts for food during daylight hours. Their sense of sight and smell are acutely developed for hunting

They can grow up to 4 feet long, but most adult specimens only reach 3 feet long on average. This species of snake ranges from 20-46 inches long (excluding its tail) 

The average lifespan of these snakes in captivity is about 20 years but wild specimens can live up to 25 years.

The speckled racer is a light-brown snake, with dark brown and black speckles that cover its whole body.

This species of snake ranges from 20-46 inches long (excluding its tail), making it average sized for most species of North American snakes.

The speckled racer is active during both day and night. You can find it under logs, stumps, rocks and other debris in wooded areas near water sources.