Masticophis flagellum flagellum, 26 May 2016

Masticophis flagellum flagellum, the Eastern coachwhip;
Lake county, Florida (26 May 2016).

Ah, yes, the mighty coachwhip. This species, the Eastern coachwhip, is sort of like a mega-version of the Southern black racer. Eastern coachwhips are typically larger and longer than Southern black racers, but they’re just as fast (if not seemingly faster). You can try to catch up to an Eastern coachwhip, but once they have you on their radar and get moving, they’re pretty good about staying out of hand and one step ahead, so to speak. A seriously impressive species.

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