I have 2 black racers in my side yard, which has dead grass piles. One I believe is femaleand has a rather large bulge about 2/3rds the way down her body. She is sort of hiding in the dead grass. She does not run away and I have lightly touched her. She did take a strike position, I backed off. The other snake stays out and visible, moves away from me quickly, yet comes back, sort of defensive of the other. I can't seem to find any information on the breeding behaviors...egg growing and delivery....could I have a breeding pair about to lay eggs? I really like them! Am hoping the one isn't injured. Doesn't appear so.
There are no notes on Black Racers being monogomous as far as pairs of snakes. It is possible that you do have a male and female. This is breeding season of April through July and we see eggs hatching from August through September. They do lay eggs in grassy areas or nests. You very well may have a gravid female getting ready to lay her eggs.
This picture is of a gravid Black Racer nesting. You can notice the bulges which are eggs. Thank-you for caring about these wonderful snakes!
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Hi Janice,I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?Joan