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Coachwhip

Coluber flagellum

Description:

3 photos. A Coachwhip eating a Western Diamondback Rattlesnake. When the dogs and I spotted these snakes at the base of the porch, the Coachwhip took protective action, managing to writhe and slither, with the Rattlesnake already about halfway consumed, along the base of the house and behind a garbage pail full of rainwater.

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4 Comments

Brenda Hoffman
Brenda Hoffman 5 years ago

Thanks. Yeah, I learned that there are several non-venomous snakes around here that will eat venomous ones. I agree, it's crazy! And amazing!

Amazing !

JoshuaGSmith
JoshuaGSmith 5 years ago

Crazy!

Hema
Hema 5 years ago

surprising that it can consume such a venomous snake!

Brenda Hoffman
Spotted by
Brenda Hoffman

Cool, Texas, USA

Spotted on Sep 1, 2013
Submitted on Jan 24, 2015

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