Fine art illustration of a Red Racer Snake. The print is hand-signed by the artist and is guaranteed to arrive in perfect condition. The reproduction of this original pen and ink drawing is done on high quality acid-free archival paper. Call 1 800-913-7906 for more information or to order by phone. Click here for shipping info.
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The Red Racer Snake was completed on 1.17.10. This reptile drawing (the B&W version) is part of a series of illustrations that will accompany an upcoming article in Los Angeles magazine about the animals and plants you'll find the the deserts east of the city. Like all snakes, the Red Racer was challenging due to the concentric patterns of scales.
The Red Racer Snake - also called the Red Coachwhip - is a reptile common to the Mojave Desert of the US. While named the Red Racer, the coloration of the snake can vary from gray to pink to tan. As the snake ages it becomes more and more redish. They are relatively fast snakes with speeds of up to seven miles an hour. They feed mostly on lizards, smaller snakes, birds, and small mammals. They are active during the day and can often be seen basking on rocks and roadways in the desert. While the Red Racer is not poisonous, it can deliver a nasty bite so handling these snakes is not recommended.