The Blue Racer (Coluber constrictor foxii) is a subspecies of Eastern Racer (Coluber constrictor). Blue racers are active foragers. Younger snakes may consume crickets and other insects, whereas adults feed primarily on rodents, songbirds, and other snakes.
It’s World Snake Day, and here’s my favorite species in the Northeast: the eastern black racer(Coluber constrictor). It’s not venomous and can’t harm people, but it compensates with sheer bravery, bluff, and as much smarts as a snake could possess. I like to think that it’s the inspiration for the beloved snake Louise the Larger from Madeleine L'Engle’s book A Wind in the Door and others.