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Posted by Edwin Sanchez on April 28, 2002 at 21:26:47:
In Reply to: Re: That is one of the biggest, prettiest snakes I have ever seen! ...more posted by Pierson on April 28, 2002 at 14:02:00:
Blue racers to 6 feet have been found - but not by me!. I do think that they average larger than the other subspecies. I have found them to just over 5 feet and all with "adult" coloration appear to be pretty uniform - no obvious fading with age or size.
: From your experince, do the racers get lighter with size and age or is there a lot of individual variation? What is the avg. size for racers in your area? The avg. size for racers in FL and NC (where I've herped extensively) is 3.5 to 4 feet and a very occasional 5 footer. I wonder if more northerly racers are bigger.