A Field Guide to the Prairie

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Photo: Dr. Barney Oldfield
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Coluber constrictor
Length: 90-150 cm (36-60 in.)
Habitat/Range: They live in open dry habitats such as grass and bluff prairies. They are found from Maine to Florida and west to the Pacific coast.
Eating Habits: They eat small mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and large insects. They hunt by sight so they avoid areas of dense vegetation.
This is a slender snake that has large eyes and moves quickly. The dorsal color of adults is a blue-gray or light brown. The throat and neck are usually bright yellow. The rest of the abdomen is light gray or white.
On the Prairie Field Guide Index

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