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Rancho Cucamonga, California (Google, OSM)
34.1496543954, -117.5898724794
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Description

A handsome Coachwhip. It was close to 4' long and very fast. It has a black patch behind it's head and a rose colored underside.
I relocated it to the foothills to keep it from getting run over in the street where it was first spotted.

Coachwhip
Jul. 24, 2012 19:45:28 -0700
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Coachwhip - Photo (c) Kerry Matz, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
loarie's ID: Coachwhip (Coluber flagellum)

Thats a coachwhip - a much rarer snake than a gopher snake! They sometimes have that black behind the neck but the give away is the way the tail looks braided like a whip. Nice find!

Posted by loarie over 2 years ago (Flag)
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Coachwhip - Photo (c) Kerry Matz, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
herpguy's ID: Coachwhip (Coluber flagellum)
Posted by herpguy over 2 years ago (Flag)
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Coachwhip - Photo (c) Kerry Matz, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
cucalomajeff's ID: Coachwhip (Coluber flagellum)
Posted by cucalomajeff over 2 years ago (Flag)
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When I caught it I assumed it was a gopher snake mostly because of the shape and the rattling of the tail like a gopher snake dose. After thinking about it for a day or so and the speed at which it could move I was going to see about if it may be a Coachwhip. It also, for lack of a better word, jumped into the air trying to scale a retaining wall while getting away from me, I have never seen a snake do that before. Thanks so much to the folks for identifying it for me.

Posted by cucalomajeff over 2 years ago (Flag)
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Coachwhip - Photo (c) Kerry Matz, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
cucalomajeff's ID: Coachwhip (Coluber flagellum)
Posted by cucalomajeff almost 2 years ago (Flag)
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Coachwhip - Photo (c) Kerry Matz, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
loarie's ID: Coachwhip (Coluber flagellum)
Posted by loarie almost 2 years ago (Flag)
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Coachwhip - Photo (c) Kerry Matz, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
herpguy's ID: Coachwhip (Coluber flagellum)
Posted by herpguy almost 2 years ago (Flag)
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Coachwhip - Photo (c) Kerry Matz, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
cucalomajeff's ID: Coachwhip (Coluber flagellum)
Coachwhip - Photo (c) Kerry Matz, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
Community ID: Coachwhip (Coluber flagellum)
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