The Blue Racer Snake (Coluber constrictor foxii) is a non-venomous species of snake native to North America. As with all living creatures, Blue Racers go through a life cycle that includes various stages of development. In this blog, we will explore the different stages of the Blue Racer’s life cycle, from birth to maturity.

Egg Stage

The life cycle of the Blue Racer Snake begins with the egg stage. Female Blue Racers will lay their eggs in the spring or early summer, usually in a sheltered location such as under a rock or in a hollow log. The eggs will then be left to incubate for around 60 days, at which point they will hatch.

Hatchling Stage

Once the eggs hatch, the Blue Racer snakes enter the hatchling stage. At this point, they are only a few inches long and are very vulnerable to predators. They will spend most of their time hiding in sheltered locations such as under rocks or in vegetation and will feed primarily on small insects and other invertebrates.

Juvenile Stage

As Blue Racers grow and develop, they will enter the juvenile stage. At this point, they will begin to eat larger prey, such as small rodents and lizards. They will also start to venture further from their hiding places to explore their surroundings. Juvenile Blue Racers are still relatively small, usually measuring between one and two feet in length.

Subadult Stage

The subadult stage is the period of development between juveniles and adults. At this point, Blue Racers will begin to grow more quickly and will start to reach their full size. They will also become more active and will spend more time hunting for prey. Blue Racers in the subadult stage are typically between two and four feet in length.

Adult Stage

Once Blue Racers reach their full size, they enter the adult stage. Adult Blue Racers can grow up to six feet in length and will spend most of their time hunting for prey and basking in the sun to regulate their body temperature. They will also begin to mate and reproduce, continuing the life cycle of the species.


The life cycle of the Blue Racer Snake is a fascinating process that involves multiple stages of development, from the vulnerable hatchling stage to the mature adult stage. Each stage of the life cycle presents its own unique challenges and opportunities for growth and development.

It is important to understand the life cycle of the Blue Racer Snake and other wildlife species to appreciate their importance in the ecosystem and to take steps to protect them from threats such as habitat loss and fragmentation. By working to preserve these species, we can ensure that they continue to thrive in North America for generations to come.