It was wise to call this fellow Yellow-Bellied Racer because the belly is a consistent yellow.  The top can be blue, green, olive-drab to almost black.  And can they fly.  It is supposed to be capable of running down a whip-tailed lizard.Yellow-Bellied Racer

A blue-green topped Racer has caught and is eating a Plains Garter Snake.untitled-2_2

This one was slow because on April 30 it had found a warm rock at North Sterling State Park.Yellow-Bellied Racer

Even the babies are fast.Baby Yellow-Bellied Racer

And pretty.Baby Yellow-Bellied Racer

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