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Sonora has been an almost life changing snake for me and I am so grateful for the time I have had with him. Since the day he was rescued he has been the most aw inspiring snake I've had and a joy to work with, and now he is continuing his life with a really awesome person that has promised to cherish him! Haha sorry for this sounding so crazy I'm just so glad he's going to someone who is going to love and appreciate him for the amazing animal he is (and even give him a girlfriend!) thank you @repti_girl for being such a stellar human!! •
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#coachwhip #coachwhipsnake #masticophis #masticophisflagellum
Sonora has been an almost life changing snake for me and I am so grateful for the time I have had with him. Since the day he was rescued he has been the most aw inspiring snake I've had and a joy to work with, and now he is continuing his life with a really awesome person that has promised to cherish him! Haha sorry for this sounding so crazy I'm just so glad he's going to someone who is going to love and appreciate him for the amazing animal he is (and even give him a girlfriend!) thank you @repti_girl for being such a stellar human!! • • • • • #coachwhip  #coachwhipsnake  #masticophis  #masticophisflagellum 
Big ol coachwhip snake I caught in our well house at our ranch! Most people hate snakes but I've always thought they are soo neat! And nope it's not venomous! 🙂#Nature #Reptile #Texas #Coachwhipsnake
Big ol coachwhip snake I caught in our well house at our ranch! Most people hate snakes but I've always thought they are soo neat! And nope it's not venomous! 🙂#Nature  #Reptile  #Texas  #Coachwhipsnake 
a red racer coachwhip on my morning walk today - "Another myth of the rural southeastern United States is of a snake that, when disturbed, would chase a person down, wrap him up in its coils, whip him to death with its tail, and then make sure he is dead by sticking its tail up the victim's nose to see if he is still breathing. In actuality, coachwhips are neither constrictors (snakes that dispatch their prey by suffocating with their coils) nor strong enough to overpower a person. Also, they do not whip with their tails, even though their tails are long and look very much like a whips." - wiki #vsco #vscocam #simplysantafe #coachwhipsnake
a red racer coachwhip on my morning walk today - "Another myth of the rural southeastern United States is of a snake that, when disturbed, would chase a person down, wrap him up in its coils, whip him to death with its tail, and then make sure he is dead by sticking its tail up the victim's nose to see if he is still breathing. In actuality, coachwhips are neither constrictors (snakes that dispatch their prey by suffocating with their coils) nor strong enough to overpower a person. Also, they do not whip with their tails, even though their tails are long and look very much like a whips." - wiki #vsco  #vscocam  #simplysantafe  #coachwhipsnake 
Look at this cool little guy, my dad found this coachwhip (red racer) on our porch. We gave him a little drink of water and now I'm glad he is back in the wild and safe. #coachwhipsnake #coachwhip #snake #animals #snakes
Look at this cool little guy, my dad found this coachwhip (red racer) on our porch. We gave him a little drink of water and now I'm glad he is back in the wild and safe. #coachwhipsnake  #coachwhip  #snake  #animals  #snakes 
Caught a beautiful coachwhip today. #coachwhipsnake #snake #herping
Look what I found darting across the yard! #coachwhipsnake #redracer it's unbelievable how fast these snakes are
Found this guy in the middle of the road #canadiantx #coachwhipsnake ?
Almost stepped on this beauty at work today #coachwhipsnake #coachwhip #florida #snakes
Eastern Coachwhip(Masticophis flagellum) from central Florida. 
A nail in the foot during the chase and a bite on the forehead after capture, worth it. #coachwhipsnake #masticophisflagellum #fieldherping #herpetology #neverstopexploring #happytrailz #nature_shooters
Almost stepped out on this #coachwhipsnake at a stop today ..
#hazards of the #job
Cool filter I thought I’d use on this guy. Baja Coachwhip snake we found a couple years back.. in San Diego County! I was super stoked to find this guy, and it sure was a cool-lookin snake😎 #californiaherps #herps #herpsofinsta #herpsofinstagram #herping #bajacoachwhip #coachwhip #coachwhipsnake #snake #snakes #fast #photography #filters #filter
Eastern Coachwhip(Masticophis flagellum) 
Over the years I have had some very interesting experiences catching animals, but this animal takes the cake. @trinaplm and @kyleskritters can attest that it made a complete fool out of me multiple times in a matter of seconds, but the adrenaline rush it gave me is the kind of thing I live for. #coachwhipsnake #fieldherping #herpers_digest #herpers_digest #wildlife_perfection #vision_natura #snakesofinstagram #herpetology #neverstopexploring #createexplore #floridawildlife #floridaherps
Eastern Coachwhip(Masticophis flagellum) Over the years I have had some very interesting experiences catching animals, but this animal takes the cake. @trinaplm and @kyleskritters can attest that it made a complete fool out of me multiple times in a matter of seconds, but the adrenaline rush it gave me is the kind of thing I live for. #coachwhipsnake  #fieldherping  #herpers_digest  #herpers_digest  #wildlife_perfection  #vision_natura  #snakesofinstagram  #herpetology  #neverstopexploring  #createexplore  #floridawildlife  #floridaherps 
Snake ribs poking through the tarp covering to our chicken coop. Snake; there to get the eggs, red tailed hawk; there to get the snake.

#chickens #snake #hawk #eggs #ruralhood #coop #ratsnake #cornsnake #coachwhipsnake #redtailhawk
#wildlife #scrubbrush #tropical #florida #swampland #weekiwachee #brookesville
Eastern Coachwhip(Masticophis flagellum) from central Florida. 
A nail in the foot during the chase and a bite on the forehead after capture, worth it. #coachwhipsnake #masticophisflagellum #fieldherping #herpetology #neverstopexploring #happytrailz #nature_shooters
The texts between my brother and I mostly concern snakes and other various reptiles or critters. I couldn't imagine a better brother to share adventures and stories with. #reptilefamily #bestbro #coachwhipsnake
The texts between my brother and I mostly concern snakes and other various reptiles or critters. I couldn't imagine a better brother to share adventures and stories with. #reptilefamily  #bestbro  #coachwhipsnake 
Sonora has been an almost life changing snake for me and I am so grateful for the time I have had with him. Since the day he was rescued he has been the most aw inspiring snake I've had and a joy to work with, and now he is continuing his life with a really awesome person that has promised to cherish him! Haha sorry for this sounding so crazy I'm just so glad he's going to someone who is going to love and appreciate him for the amazing animal he is (and even give him a girlfriend!) thank you @repti_girl for being such a stellar human!! •
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#coachwhip #coachwhipsnake #masticophis #masticophisflagellum
Sonora has been an almost life changing snake for me and I am so grateful for the time I have had with him. Since the day he was rescued he has been the most aw inspiring snake I've had and a joy to work with, and now he is continuing his life with a really awesome person that has promised to cherish him! Haha sorry for this sounding so crazy I'm just so glad he's going to someone who is going to love and appreciate him for the amazing animal he is (and even give him a girlfriend!) thank you @repti_girl for being such a stellar human!! • • • • • #coachwhip  #coachwhipsnake  #masticophis  #masticophisflagellum 
Another coachwhip #snake #snakes #coachwhip #coachwhipsnake #animal #animals
Snake catching a bat at the Bracken Cave #bci #mexicanfreetailbats #coachwhipsnake #texas #circleoflife
Happy World Snake Day! 🐍 🐍 🐍  This little guy can travel up to 15mph, but don't worry, he won't chase ya. Here are some myths about the beautiful Coachwhip Snake--
The primary myth concerning coachwhips, that they chase people, likely arises from the snake and the person both being frightened, and both just happening to be going the same way to escape. Coachwhips are fast snakes, often moving faster than a human, and thus give an impression of aggression should they move toward the person.

The legend of the hoop snake may refer to the coachwhip snakes.

Another myth of the rural southeastern United States is of a snake that, when disturbed, would chase a person down, wrap him up in its coils, whip him to death with its tail, and then make sure he is dead by sticking its tail up the victim's nose to see if he is still breathing. In actuality, coachwhips are neither constrictors (snakes that dispatch their prey by suffocating with their coils) nor strong enough to overpower a person. Also, they do not whip with their tails, even though their tails are long and look very much like a whips.

Their bites can be painful, but generally are harmless unless they become infected.

In parts of Mexico, where ranching is a way of life, these snakes are believed to wrap around the legs of cows and feed on their milk as if suckling leaving the nipple dry. They will also hook on any other mammal that produces milk, leaving the young baby dehydrated.

Ranchers also tell stories of "chirrioneras", which hypnotize women then latch onto their breasts to feed. If the woman has a crying hungry baby the snake would stick their tail in the babies mouth to keep the baby quiet while feeding, then leave, undetected. This leaves the baby malnourished and getting weaker while the mother cannot feed her baby because her breasts have been sucked dry. The story goes that the only way to know if the snake has been there is if the baby has sores around the mouth.
(from Wikipedia)
Happy World Snake Day! 🐍 🐍 🐍 This little guy can travel up to 15mph, but don't worry, he won't chase ya. Here are some myths about the beautiful Coachwhip Snake-- The primary myth concerning coachwhips, that they chase people, likely arises from the snake and the person both being frightened, and both just happening to be going the same way to escape. Coachwhips are fast snakes, often moving faster than a human, and thus give an impression of aggression should they move toward the person. The legend of the hoop snake may refer to the coachwhip snakes. Another myth of the rural southeastern United States is of a snake that, when disturbed, would chase a person down, wrap him up in its coils, whip him to death with its tail, and then make sure he is dead by sticking its tail up the victim's nose to see if he is still breathing. In actuality, coachwhips are neither constrictors (snakes that dispatch their prey by suffocating with their coils) nor strong enough to overpower a person. Also, they do not whip with their tails, even though their tails are long and look very much like a whips. Their bites can be painful, but generally are harmless unless they become infected. In parts of Mexico, where ranching is a way of life, these snakes are believed to wrap around the legs of cows and feed on their milk as if suckling leaving the nipple dry. They will also hook on any other mammal that produces milk, leaving the young baby dehydrated. Ranchers also tell stories of "chirrioneras", which hypnotize women then latch onto their breasts to feed. If the woman has a crying hungry baby the snake would stick their tail in the babies mouth to keep the baby quiet while feeding, then leave, undetected. This leaves the baby malnourished and getting weaker while the mother cannot feed her baby because her breasts have been sucked dry. The story goes that the only way to know if the snake has been there is if the baby has sores around the mouth. (from Wikipedia)
No filters, just gorgeous overcast sky and an even gorgeouser snake 🐍❤️️🌞⛅️
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#sonora #gorgeous #snakesofig #snakesofinstagram #reptilesofig #masticophisflagellum #masticophis #coachwhip #coachwhipsnake #freeroaming #desertrat #beautifulsnake #snakerescue #snakeselfie
Sonora doing some exploring, he has the potential to move very fast so I always need to keep a close watch on him whenever he's out and about 👀🐍🌵🌞❤️
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#sonora #gorgeous #snakesofig #snakesofinstagram #reptilesofig #masticophisflagellum #masticophis #coachwhip #coachwhipsnake #freeroaming #desertrat #beautifulsnake #snakerescue
Some herps from today..... I was just at the beach and walking along the edge when this coachwhip came out of nowhere! I also found a few lizards. #lizard #snake #coachwhip #coachwhipsnake #beach #herps #herp #herpetology #caherpsxmas17
Is this beautiful #coachwhipsnake looking for respite from the hot sun? Or looking for a good spot from which to take down a bird or lizard?  #herpetology
Is this beautiful #coachwhipsnake  looking for respite from the hot sun? Or looking for a good spot from which to take down a bird or lizard? #herpetology 
Is this beautiful #coachwhipsnake looking for respite from the hot sun? Or looking for a good spot from which to take down a bird or lizard?  #herpetology
Is this beautiful #coachwhipsnake  looking for respite from the hot sun? Or looking for a good spot from which to take down a bird or lizard? #herpetology 
Some pictures I took of Sonora the other day, he made me run after him a few minutes later when I let him crawl around and he decided to bolt 😅 It just makes me love him even more 🐍❤️🌞
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#sonora #gorgeous #snakesofig #snakesofinstagram #reptilesofig #masticophisflagellum #masticophis #coachwhip #coachwhipsnake #freeroaming #desertrat #beautifulsnake #snakerescue
Coachwhip patterned wallet finished for a friend. #leatherwork #leathercraft #leatherwallet #handmade #southstl #coachwhipsnake #physicaltherapy
El snako....which is Spanish for...the snako. 🐍 #treesnake #elsnako #baja #Mexico🇲🇽 #bajasummer #amigo #snake #californiacoachwhip #coachwhipsnake #38intheshade
Coachwhip snake, Laguna Seca #lagunasecaranch #wildlifephotography #coachwhipsnake #nanpapix
It's arms, shoulders and back day!  Doing a faux snakeskin pattern on a wallet for a friend! #handmade #southstl #stlboutique #leathergoods #leathercraft #leatherwallet #coachwhipsnake
#snakesinatree!
After conducting a brief internet search, we believe this to be a #coachwhipsnake!
Harmless and wicked fast!
#dontlookup 
#thingsyoufindoutside 
#hshive 
#dnaskin 
#lakepueblostatepark
Our invited guest relocated just an acre over.  #joshuatreesnakes #mohavedesertsnakes #coachwhip  #coachwhipsnake #coachwhipsnakes
An uninvited guest snuck into our latest project, making himself at home .  It's a Coachwhip snake, non venomous. #coachwhipsnakes #coachwhipsnake #joshuatreesnakes #snakes #mohavedesertsnakes
Just finishing my trailrun & SNAKE! Well so much for always looking down 🐍😳👎🏼 At least it's just a Coachwhip Snake ( Red Racer ) #whatsinyourtree #coachwhipsnake #irun4Blou #irun4Ginger #arizona #run #runner #running #fit #fitmom #runtoinspire #runlikeagirl #trailrunning #trailrunner #runhappy #instagood  #happyrunner #marathon #runners #trailrun #fitness #workout #cardio #training #workouttime #momswhorun
Look at this cool little guy, my dad found this coachwhip (red racer) on our porch. We gave him a little drink of water and now I'm glad he is back in the wild and safe. #coachwhipsnake #coachwhip #snake #animals #snakes
Look at this cool little guy, my dad found this coachwhip (red racer) on our porch. We gave him a little drink of water and now I'm glad he is back in the wild and safe. #coachwhipsnake  #coachwhip  #snake  #animals  #snakes 
I just realized that the video wasn't actually playing -.- I am such a pro
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#sonora #gorgeous #snakesofig #snakesofinstagram #reptilesofig #masticophisflagellum #masticophis #coachwhip #coachwhipsnake #snakefeeding #gains #snakerescue
Sonora taking his large mice like a champ. Sorry for the video quality I am not a professional lol ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Masticophis flagellum 
Coachwhip snake
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#sonora #gorgeous #snakesofig #snakesofinstagram #reptilesofig #masticophisflagellum #masticophis #coachwhip #coachwhipsnake #snakefeeding #gains #snakerescue
I can't wait to go through my photos from #OverlandParkArboretumAndBotanicalGardens !! In the meantime, here's a cell phone photo of what I believe is a baby #CoachwhipSnake . I could be wrong, though.

#OverlandPark #Kansas #igkansascity #KansasSnakes #Snake #BabySnake #Nature #NaturePhotography #Arboretum #BotanicalGardens #PicOfTheDay #PhotoOfTheDay #instagood #instalike #BeautifulDay #Reptile
This snake literally sheds once a year, so when he does I am always so excited to watch. Such a badass snake 🐍 
Masticophis flagellum 
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#reptilesofig #snakesofig #snakesofinstagram #reptilesofinstagram #coachwhipsnake #coachwhip #shedding #snakeshed #fuckingfinally #gorgeous #beautifulsnake #sonora
Y'all tired of snakes yet? I got a ten minute video up of this snake fight on YouTube on the Cafes and Campfires channel, check it out. It's quite a battle between these two guys. #coachwhips #coachwhipsnake #snakefight #texasreptiles #nonvenomous #herping #texasherpers #reptile #snakes #wildsnakes #texaswildlife #shemustvebeenrealpretty #reptilesofinstagram
Here's a minutes worth of the fight. I'll post full length on Facebook soon. #coachwhips #coachwhipsnake #reptiles #texasreptiles #nonvenomous #theyjustplaying #reptilesofinstagram
Here's some more shots from the battle today. I have a pretty long video I will cut down and post to Cafes and Campfires Facebook page later. #coachwhip #coachwhipsnake #texassnakes #texasreptiles #snakefight #reptilesofinstagram
I just spent the last 40 minutes taking video and pics of these two mating, well I think they were trying to, maybe fighting. They were both bleeding and there was a lot of biting and hissing going on. This is the first shot of about 200 I'll sort through later. @tx_snakewrangler help me out here, is this a mating dance? They never locked up in the 40 minutes I watched and were still at it when I left. #coachwhip #coachwhipsnake #texassnake #texaswildlife #texasreptiles #retilesofinstagram
I just spent the last 40 minutes taking video and pics of these two mating, well I think they were trying to, maybe fighting. They were both bleeding and there was a lot of biting and hissing going on. This is the first shot of about 200 I'll sort through later. @tx_snakewrangler help me out here, is this a mating dance? They never locked up in the 40 minutes I watched and were still at it when I left. #coachwhip  #coachwhipsnake  #texassnake  #texaswildlife  #texasreptiles  #retilesofinstagram 
Dead on road coach whip from last weekend, this guy got hit not long before I found him, poor guy 🐍😔 #snake #snakes #snakesofinstagram #coachwhip #coachwhipsnake #palmsprings #reptile #reptiles #reptilesofinstagram #herping #herpetology #nature #wildlife #death #roadkill #watchtheroad
Big ol coachwhip snake I caught in our well house at our ranch! Most people hate snakes but I've always thought they are soo neat! And nope it's not venomous! 🙂#Nature #Reptile #Texas #Coachwhipsnake
Big ol coachwhip snake I caught in our well house at our ranch! Most people hate snakes but I've always thought they are soo neat! And nope it's not venomous! 🙂#Nature  #Reptile  #Texas  #Coachwhipsnake 
So excited!!! This beautiful scaly friend was spotted by dad in our backyard! It is called a coachwhip a non venomous snake. And while taking his picture he slithered right by me about an inch or two from my shoe! Never forget the possibilities for adventures within your own backyard. #backyardadventure #photoventure #coachwhipsnake
So excited!!! This beautiful scaly friend was spotted by dad in our backyard! It is called a coachwhip a non venomous snake. And while taking his picture he slithered right by me about an inch or two from my shoe! Never forget the possibilities for adventures within your own backyard. #backyardadventure  #photoventure  #coachwhipsnake 
My backyard visitor #coachwhipsnake  lived here 10 years first time found a #snake #snakesofinstagram #desert #desertlife #divine_deserts #rebel_hdr #stars_hdr #kings_hdr
The "coachwhip snake! Found him this morning #coachwhipsnake #snake #reptilesofinstagram
Look at this beautiful red racer coachwhip snake!! Found near Perris California. #southerncalifornia #coachwhipsnake #snake #redsnake #wilderness #desert #nature #socal #spring
Look what I found darting across the yard! #coachwhipsnake #redracer it's unbelievable how fast these snakes are