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racer

(rā′sər)
n.
Any of various fast-moving colubrid snakes of several genera, especially Coluber.
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[beta]I globin chain: The [beta]I globin chain sequence of Leaf-nosed viper showed highest similarity (93.3%) with [beta]I chain of Texas indigo snake (Drymarchon melanurus erebennus).
More than 400 animal species are known to use gopher tortoise burrows, including the federally endangered Eastern indigo snake.
"The indigo snake is in trouble," she laments, "and it's a snake after all, so it has two strikes against it to begin with."
More than halfway to acquiring its congressionally mandated goal of 132,500 acres, the refuge is intended as the core of a wildlife corridor that will support some of the rarest species in the world, including the endangered ocelot and jaguarundi, red-crowned parrot and chachalaca, Texas ebony trees, and Indigo snakes.
Taylor expects to see a related increase in the population of gopher tortoises, which prefer the open groves associated with longleaf pine, and perhaps even the threatened Eastern indigo snake, which uses gopher burrows for food and shelter.
Lock's field experience included conservation efforts to protect Campbell's alligator lizards, eastern indigo snakes, Asian turtles and gopher frogs.
NFLT has been focused on preserving land within the O2O corridor, which provides an important habitat for the Florida Black Bear and numerous endangered species including the red-cockaded woodpecker, indigo snakes and gopher tortoises.
Ophiophagy (feeding on snakes) is common in our nation's species of kingsnakes (which include milksnakes) and indigo snakes in the Southeast through the Midwest, into the Southwest.