Wild Florida Photo -Cuban Lessor Racer

Cuban Lessor Racer

Matanzas Prov, Cuba 02/18/19
Matanzas Prov, Cuba 02/18/19
Matanzas Prov, Cuba 02/18/19

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These small snakes are endemic to Cuba and are also known as black and white racers.
Caraiba andreae average about 60cm (2 ft.) long, with observed lengths of at least 74cm (29 in.). Coloration is black on top and creamy white markings underneath. Small white-dotted lines extending back a short distance from the eyes can be seen from above the head.
The genus Caraiba is in the family Colubridae (non-venomous snakes). This is the only species of the genus, but there are a number of subspecies.


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