I have a two (at least) black racers in my yard (Merritt Island, FL), and I don't mind them at all, except I now have a tame squirrel that I raised from a baby. He lives outside, but comes in every day to visit. I am terrified the snakes will catch him. Are they dangerous to squirrels?

Answer

Adult squirrels are generally too big for a black racer. The black racer has no venom, and lacks the body strength of a constrictor. They swallow their prey whole, so prefer smaller animals.

Updated on April 16, 2018

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Facts About Southern Black Racer Snakes
By Paul Goodman
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