The Galapagos islands have a low biodiversity (that is, few animal species), because the islands are 600 miles (1000 km) from the continent. These terrestrial snakes live on several islands in Galapagos, however, this fact is little known among visitors to the park as snakes are elusive and seldom seen. Recognition: ♂♂ 128.5 cm ♀♀ 114.2 cm. very little crime occurs in the islands and because tourism plays an important role in the economy of the islands and the Galapagos National Park, strict rules are in place when it comes to migrating to the islands. Pseudalsophis occidentalis is the largest snake in Galápagos, and one of two snake species known to occur on Isabela and Fernandina islands, as well as on two of … The editing and the score is incredible. English common names: Western Galápagos Racer, Fernandina Racer. Spanish common names: Culebra occidental de Galápagos, culebra de Fernandina, serpiente corredora de Fernandina.

The Galapagos is an extremely safe travel destination. Black Racer snake, also known as the Southern black racer, or the Black Runner, is a common species of serpents mostly found in and around the southern regions of the United States. Natural history: Frequent.Pseudalsophis dorsalis is a diurnal snake inhabiting volcanic rock areas, dry shrublands, dry grasslands, deciduous forests, and rural gardens. One species of snake is of particular interest due to its rarity: the Floreana island Galapagos racer (Pseudalsophis biserialis biserialis).
Black racer snakes are non-venomous. These snakes are basically timid by nature and are mostly harmless, if not attacked or threatened. 1,2 Central Galápagos Racers are active on soil, rocks, and dry stream beds during the daytime and sometimes at night, but usually not during hot midday hours. The eastern racer (Coluber constrictor) is a species of nonvenomous snake in the family Colubridae.The species is endemic to North America and Central America.Eleven subspecies, including the nominotypical subspecies, are recognized, which as a group are commonly referred to as the eastern racers.The species is monotypic in the genus Coluber.

A Galapagos racer snake feeding on a marine iguana hatchling.

In one scene combined with an excellent music track, the racer snakes, as if on cue, and reminiscent of a scene out of Jurassic Park, perk their heads up in unison as they watch and then chase the little lizards across the sand.

They have to deal with Galapagos racer snakes that are out to eat them.

This huge expanse of inhospitable ocean in-between makes it very difficult for new kinds of plants and animals to reach the islands. Description Size: […]