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STRIPED RACER

Long and slender; uniform black or dark brown, with single yellow or orange stripe on each side extending from neck to tail. Belly yellowish-white, becoming pink under tail. Scales smooth, in 17 rows. Anal plate divided. he Alameda Striped Racer, a subspecies of the Striped Racer, is on the U.S. Endangered Species List. It is classified as threatened in California. After years of habitat degradation, mainly due to urbanization, this snake survives only in five separate populations in Alameda and Contra Costa Counties.

Ten Facts about Striped Racer

  1. Length is 30-60" (76.2-152.4 cm).
  2. Mates in spring. 6-11 eggs, 2 1/2" (54 mm) long, are laid late May to July.
  3. Hatch August to October.
  4. Chaparral brushland, desert foothills, open hardwood-pine forest in the mountains; especially common around watercourses and ponds; sea level to 7,000' (2,150 m).
  5. Nc. California south along coast and along western slopes of Sierra Nevada, but absent from most of Great Valley, into Baja California.
  6. Alert predator of frogs, lizards, other snakes, birds, and small mammals.
  7. Predators includes, hawks, owls, snakes, foxes, dogs, cats, Humas.
  8. Life span can be 7-10 years.
  9. When threaten, they will play dead.
  10. Generally harmless to humans, but can strike repeatedly.



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