NC Snake Pictures / Northern Black Racer Snake
Coluber constrictor constrictorNon-venomous; adult size 36-66 inches (914 to 1,676 mm); common
Distribution key: blue=where snake is found
It is not aggressive and will quickly flee if you stand still, then slowly back away. However, if this snake is struck, cornered or captured, it will coil, rattle it's tail (bluff) and lunge at the intruder to defend itself. Note the racer hatchling picture below the adult picture.