A question we get frequently! Here’s a few of our favorite articles on this topic: Article by Papa Pepper: https://steemit.com/animals/@papa-pepper/how-to-tell-the-difference-between-a-racer-and-a-black-rat-snake A post in our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/snakeED/permalink/1736596296580945/
There are currently 21 recognized species & subspecies of this wide-spread, North American native snake. Often confused with Agkistrodon sp. (Cottonmouths) due to its heavy body and sometimes flattened head. Here we will define each of the 21 species.