I was eye to eye with a Black Racer today. I was along the side of a road in a wet area and the snake lifted its head above the grass when it became alert to my presence. I stayed motionless and after about two minutes it moved on. I would say it was around four feet in length.
Just visible in the middle of the picture is the Racer with half of its body raised.
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Wrong lens for a close up, but this is a crop with some detail.
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