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Synonyms for coachwhip

desert shrub of southwestern United States and Mexico having slender naked spiny branches that after the rainy season put forth foliage and clusters of red flowers

a whipsnake of southern United States and Mexico

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Other nest-raiding snakes observed in the area included coachwhip (Masticophis flagellum), red-sided garter snake (Thamnophis sirtalis infernalis), and gopher snake (Pituorihis catenifer).
Reproduction in the coachwhip, Masticophis flagellum (Serpentes: Colubridae), from Arizona.
The coachwhip, Masticophis flagellum ranges through the southern half of the United States from coast to coast, south to the tip of Baja California and Queretaro, Mexico from below sea level to around 2350 m (Stebbins 1985).
They are commonly preyed upon by roadrunners (Geococcyx californianus), long-nose leopard lizards (Gambelia wislizenii), and a number of snakes including the western coachwhip, (Masticophis flagellum), striped whipsnake (M.
Most of the remaining nine species were present at intermediate abundances; however, three species, the eastern coachwhip (Masticophis flagellum flagellum), the blotched watersnake (Nerodia erythrogaster transversa) and the southern copperhead were represented by only a single individual.
Masticophis flagellum flagellum (Shaw, 1802) (Eastern Coachwhip).
Examples are the Great Plains ratsnake, coachwhip, fulvous harvest mouse, eastern meadowlark, and horned lark.
Tracks such as Ichiban and Parker are full of urgency and youthful bombast, disguised as brattiness in the vein of Coachwhips and Times New Viking.
Inside is a record of when Johnny Thunders came to town, Spot #58 in the loser's guide to San Diego (which happens to be the sporting goods store where the Menendez brothers bought the shotguns they used to kill their parents), a reprinting of a warning pamphlet that purports to explain "youth sub-cultures," an interview with the Coachwhips, a guide to the 15 shootings by the San Diego Police Department for 2002, road trips, record reviews, etc.
There are extremely fast and very aggressive reddish colored coachwhips, whose prey often consists of other reptiles (including rattlesnakes).