One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A grayish-blue variety of blacksnake (Coluber constrictor foxii), found in the central US.
- ‘There were snakes that puffed themselves us and played dead until you were near enough; there were blue racers longer than me that could swirl up trees and then drop on you.’
- ‘On Pelee Island in Lake Erie, prescribed burns maintain the rare and endangered elvar ecosystem, the only known breeding ground in Canada of the blue racer snake.’
- ‘He used to store dead blue racers in the freezer, which made you think hard about going for that Fudgsicle.’
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