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Taking a look closer when walking along the limestone roads of Chassahowitzka WMA
These insects are so neat… and can be overlooked if you don’t “LOOK” for them, a hint, look for something that is out of place! Sad their life span is only a year, so take only photos and enjoy this amazing insect!
Black Racer…. very, very good to have around your yard. Why? Well, they eat other snakes, mice and rats!
Juveniles are often mistaken as Pygmy Rattlesnakes.
Breeding: March thru June | Eggs 6-20: May thru August
Like the baby alligators, snakes also have a egg tooth that helps them rip open the egg and falls off within a couple of days. Neonates or hatchlings are on their own once they emerge from the egg, feeding on insects and other small amphibians.