The black racer is one of the more common constrictor snakes in Florida and is identifiable by its white chin. They will eat almost any animal they can overpower, including, rodents, frogs, toads, and lizards, and the racer is more likely to suffocate or crush its victim into the ground rather than coiling around it. They are not venomous, but they are quite fast, giving rise to the name “racer”. Their average size is 20–56 in. In addition to man, their enemies include the red-shouldered hawk and broad-winged hawk.