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What is a black snake with white spots?

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A black snake with white spots could be either a speckled kingsnake or a juvenile black racer. Neither snake is venomous. Their diets consist of small mammals, insects, birds and other snakes.

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The speckled kingsnake is usually found in the central to southern United States and can reach 48 inches in length. The black racer is found in the southern United States; juveniles can be about 6 inches long. As the juveniles mature, the dots on their back merge together to form the all-black sheen from which they get their name. The kingsnake derives its name from its ability to hunt and consume other snakes.

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