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Historical Society State Archives Series 6565 AV. Alvin Staffan Natural History Collection
|description=The black racer snake, (Coluber constrictor constrictor,) is found in southern and northeastern Ohio. The Blue Racer (Coluber constrictor foxi), a close relative, is found in western Ohio. The snake averages 36 to 60 inches in length. In 1995, the Ohio legislature named the black racer the official state reptile.
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